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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 22 June 2018

Producer Organisation/Non-Producer Organisation Group
Licence Type
Reason
Species
Areas of Sea
Limit
Effective Date
10m & Under Non-PO
10m & Under
Change to Limit
Mackerel (Handline)
EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd, IVa (Shetland*)
 
*Open to all Scottish vessels administered from Lerwick
1.5 tonnes per fortnight (Sun 24 June – Sat 07 July)
0001 hours on 24/06/2018
10m & Under Non-PO
10m & Under
Change to Limit
Mackerel (Handline)
EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd, IVa (Orkney*)
 
*Open to all Scottish vessels administered from Kirkwall
1.5 tonnes per fortnight (Sun 24 June – Sat 07 July)
0001 hours on 24/06/2018
10m & Under Non-PO
10m & Under
Change to Limit
Mackerel (Handline)
EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd, IVa and IVb (Moray Firth*)
 
*Open to all Scottish vessels administered from Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Buckie & Scrabster and Ullapool-administered Scottish vessels based only in the following creeks: Inverness, Avoch, Cromarty, Portmahomack, Invergordon, Dornoch, Golspie, Brora, Helmsdale & Balintore
1.5 tonnes per fortnight (Sun 24 June – Sat 07 July)
0001 hours on 24/06/2018
10m & Under Non-PO
10m & Under
Change to Limit
Mackerel (Handline)
EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd, IVb (IVb*)
 
*Open to all Scottish vessels administered from Aberdeen, Anstruther & Eyemouth
1.5 tonnes per fortnight (Sun 24 June – Sat 07 July)
0001 hours on 24/06/2018
10m & Under Non-PO
10m & Under
Change to Limit
Skates & Rays
EU Waters of IIa and IV
750 kgs per month
0001 hours on 24/06/2018

2018 Closures Table:- showing the current status of fish stocks following the issue and publication of the above variations (if any).

2018 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.

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Guard Vessel Duty: Owners and Masters should be aware that from 22 June 2018, vessels undertaking Guard Vessel duty will not be required to surrender their fishing licence to a Fishery Office prior to departing port. In addition, all fishing vessel Masters should be aware that, from the above date, when undertaking voyages for the sole purpose of Guard Vessel duty they are no longer required to submit electronic logbooks for the duration of that voyage. However, it should be noted that VMS must remain operational throughout the duration of the voyage.

Marine Scotland will continue to verify Guard Vessel duty periods by monitoring the Daily Update Reports supplied by contracting parties.