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Weekly Licence Variations: w/b 15 September 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 15 September 2017

Organisation/Non-Producer Organisation Group
Reason
Species
Area of Sea
Limit
Effective Date
ALL Over 15m vessels in ALL Over 10m Producer Organisation and Non-Sector Groups
Change to Effort Allocation
Scallops*
 
* including both King scallops (Pecten maximus) and Queen scallops (Aequipecten opercularis)
VII
80 effort days for the quarter 01/10/2017 to 31/12/2017
0001 hours on 01/10/2017

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.

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‘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.