Fishermen have reached an agreement with the Scottish Government to end a dispute over prawn fishing rights off the west coast.
West coast fishermen had complained that trawlers from Scotland's east coast were threatening this year's fishing.
Severe restrictions were due to be introduced due to an influx of boats from north-east ports - putting pressure on stocks.
But following talks on Friday between the industry and the Scottish Government a deal has been agreed and most east crews will now be barred from the west until the end of the year.
The temporary measure applies to east coast-registered vessels that did not fish for more than 60 days on the west coast last year.
The deal has been accepted by fishermen and processors in the Western Isles.
Fisheries secretary Richard Lochhead said: "I recognise the deep concerns of the industry over this issue, therefore it's important government takes action to ensure west coast fishermen have their time at sea to catch their full prawn quotas this year.”
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