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Weekly Licence Variations: w/b 12 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 12 May 2017

Producer Organisation/Non-Producer Organisation Group

Types of Licence



Area of Sea


Effective Date

ALL Over 15m vessels in ALL Over 10m Producer Organisation and Non-Sector Groups
Category A, Category A (Pelagic Purser), Category A (Pelagic Trawler), Category B & Category C
Change to Effort Allocation
Edible Crab (Cancer pagurus) and Spider Crab (Maja squinado)
210 effort days for the period 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017
0001 hours on 14/05/2017

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.


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.


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.