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Consultation on a Scottish Government Proposal to Amend the Economic Link Licence Condition

Consultation on a Scottish Government Proposal to Amend the Economic Link Licence Condition

Thursday, August 31, 2017

ISBN: 9781786529435

Scottish Government wishes to strengthen the benefits that flow from fish quotas and fishing activities by placing greater emphasis on landings into Scotland and is seeking views on proposed amendments to the “Economic Link licence condition” which is within all over 10m licences.

Executive Summary

This paper sets out the Scottish Government’s proposal to amend the current economic link licence condition in fishing vessel licences.

The current economic link licence condition was put in place to ensure that a proportion of the economic value that results from catching fish quotas is retained in the parts of the UK that are economically dependent on sea fisheries and its connected industries.

The Scottish Government wishes to amend the licence condition to strengthen the benefits that flow from fish quotas and fishing activities by placing greater emphasis on landings into Scotland and is seeking views on the proposed amendments set out in this paper.