On 17 November 2015, Byelaw XXVIII: Crustacea Conservation Byelaw was confirmed and signed by the Secretary of State.
The discretionary/advisory period regarding escape gaps has now ended. All pots are now required to be compliant with the escape gap provisions in this byelaw and officers will be actively enforcing this regulation and monitoring compliance.
Escape Gap Byelaw Notice(pdf opens in a new window 92kb)
Crustacea Conservation Byelaw XXVIII (pdf opens in a new window 442kb)