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Weekly Licence Variations: w/b 05 May 2017

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 05 May 2017

Organisation/Non-Producer Organisation Group
Types of Licence
Reason
Species
Areas of Sea
Limit
Effective Date
Northern Ireland Fish Producers’ Organisation
Category A, Category A (Pelagic Trawler) & Category A (10m & Under)
Closure
Sole
VIIa
Not applicable
0001 hours on 07/05/2017
Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation
Category A, Category A (Pelagic Purser), Category A (Pelagic Trawler), Category B & Category A (10m & Under)
Closure
Cod
VIIa
Not applicable
0001 hours on 07/05/2017
Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation
Category A, Category A (Pelagic Purser), Category A (Pelagic Trawler) & Category A (10m & Under)
Closure
Cod
VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 & VIId
Not applicable
0001 hours on 07/05/2017

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.

** Publication Error: Weekly Licence Variations - 28 April 2017 **

Please note that due to technical issues beyond our control, last week’s variations were published at 1805 hours on Friday 28 April, 18 hours later than planned

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Latest Review of the 10 Metre and Under Mackerel Fisheries:- the Review of the 2016 Scottish 10 Metre & Under Inshore (Line) Mackerel Fisheries in Areas IV and VI is now available to view here.

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Scallop Conservation Measures:- new measures for the Scottish King scallop fishery will be coming into force from Thursday 1st June 2017. These measures will involve an increase in the minimum landing size of scallops and restrictions on the number of dredges that scallop vessels can tow in Scottish waters. Full details on the new measures can be viewed here.