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Notice to Vessel Owners/Masters/Charterers/Nominees

The information contained on this web page constitutes a Notice in accordance with Article 3(2)(c)(ii) of The Sea Fishing (Licences and Notices) (Scotland) Regulations 2011, and has the effect of varying the authority and conditions of all licences previously issued by the Scottish Ministers to vessels in membership of the groups indicated.

This means that a relevant entry on this web page may remove or alter any authority a licence recipient may have had to fish for the stocks listed in that relevant entry. Where the authority to fish for a particular species has been removed through this web page, it will be an offence to retain on board, land or trans-ship any quantity of that species of sea fish.

Non-compliance will be subject to enforcement action.

Weekly Licence Variations

Friday 20 October 2017

Organisation/Non-Producer Organisation Group
Licence Type
Area of Sea
Effective Date
Northern Ireland Fish Producers’ Organisation
Category AO and 10m & Under Opening Sole VIIa Not applicable 0001 hours on 22/10/2017

2017 Closures Table:- showing the current status of fishing stocks following the issue and publication of the above variations (if any).

2017 Quota Limits Tables:- showing the quota limits applicable to both 10m and Under Non-PO and Over 10m Non-Sector vessels. Please note: these tables are for information only and you should always refer to your licence and the variations thereof in the first instance.


European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Update:- due to the limited availability of funds remaining under EMFF Union Priority 1 (Sea Fisheries), the EMFF Grants team is no longer accepting applications for individual fishing vessels. More information is available here.


‘Economic Link’ Licence Condition Consultation Launched:- the Scottish Government has launched a consultation seeking views on proposed amendments to the ‘Economic Link’ licence condition in the over 10 metre fishing vessel licence. The consultation will run until 31 October 2017. More information is available here.