Scotland's Future Catching Policy consultation

Closed 7 Jun 2022

Opened 15 Mar 2022

Published responses

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This consultation seeks the views of stakeholders on Scotland’s Future Catching Policy (FCP), which will establish a new approach to managing sea fishing activities within Scottish waters and will ensure that the right management measures are in place to support reasonable and pragmatic decision making.

Read the consultation paper.

Why your views matter

The publication of this consultation paper seeks to gather views on Scotland's Future Catching Policy as a fundamental part of delivering sustainable and responsible fisheries management under our Fisheries Management Strategy. We are seeking a wide variety of stakeholder views of the proposals we are setting out in order to inform delivery

What happens next

Your response to the consultation will help shape the development of the Future Catching Policy. We aim to publish a summary of responses after the conclusion of the consultation, highlighting any key trends to be considered. 


  • Business, Industry and Innovation
  • Economy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • International
  • Marine and Fisheries