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Items & Gear Seized

Marine Scotland Compliance seized the following fishing gear and other items on behalf of Scottish Ministers. 

Under the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2013, section 42, Scottish Ministers must serve a “Notice of Collection” on every person who appears to be an owner of the object.

Scottish Ministers are unable to identify the owners of the following equipment and are taking this step in order to bring it to the attention of persons likely to have an interest in it.

Date items or gear were seized
Location (to nearest degree or approx. location) from where the items or gear were retrieved
Description of items/gear
Reference no. to be quoted
November 2016 Luce Bay, sea bed Cable and probes 70
October 2016 Luce Bay, sea bed Bar, cables, probes 69
October 2016 Luce Bay, sea bed  Bar, cables, probes 71
May 2016
Holy Island
Lobster pots, rope and buoy
62
November 2015
Drummore harbour/beach
Cables
67
July 2015
Drummore – individual now untraceable
Net bags
63
November 2014
Troon Marina – individual now untraceable
Cable
65
July 2014
Fairlie Quay – individual now untraceable
Net bags
22

How to claim

If you believe that you may be an owner of any of the items or gear listed on this page, please contact 0300 244 6613 in the first instance to make arrangements.

You will need to give your name, address and reasons as to why you think the items or gear might belong to you, which may include giving a more detailed description of the items or gear. 

The items or gear will be made available for collection at a time to be arranged with Marine Scotland, Marine Lab, Aberdeen.