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Weekly Licence Variations: w/b 23 June 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 23 June 2017

Organisation/Non-Producer Organisation Group
Type(s) of Licence
Reason
Species
Area of Sea
Limit
Effective Date
10m & Under Non-PO
Category A (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 25 June – Sat 08 July)
0001 hours on 25/06/2017
10m & Under Non-PO
Category A (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 25 June – Sat 08 July)
0001 hours on 25/06/2017
10m & Under Non-PO
Category A (10m & Under)
Change to Limit
Mackerel (Handline)
EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd; IVa (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 25 June – Sat 08 July)
0001 hours on 25/06/2017
10m & Under Non-PO
Category A (10m & Under)
Change to Limit
Mackerel (Handline)
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 25 June – Sat 08 July)
0001 hours on 25/06/2017
10m & Under Non-PO
Category A (10m & Under)
Change to Limit
Mackerel (Handline)
IVb (IVb)
 
*Open to all Scottish vessels administered from Eyemouth, Anstruther & Aberdeen
1.5 tonnes per fortnight
(Sun 25 June – Sat 08 July)
0001 hours on 25/06/2017
10m & Under Non-PO
Category A (10m & Under)
Change to Limit
Nephrops
EU Waters of IIa & IV
25 tonnes per quarter
0001 hours on 01/07/2017
10m & Under Non-PO
Category A (10m & Under)
Change to Limit
Nephrops
VI, EU and International Waters of Vb Nephrops
25 tonnes per quarter
0001 hours on 01/07/2017
Non-Sector
 
Category A, Category B & Category C
Change to Limit
Nephrops
EU Waters of IIa & IV
25 tonnes per quarter
0001 hours on 01/07/2017
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
Scallops*
 
* including both King scallops (Pecten maximus) and Queen scallops (Aequipecten opercularis)
VII
75 effort days for the quarter 01/07/2017 to 30/09/2017
0001 hours on 01/07/2017

Please note: 

Recording of handline mackerel landings will be defined by a vessel's port of administration:

• Shetland: FO Lerwick

• Orkney: FO Kirkwall

• Moray Firth: FOs Scrabster, Buckie, Fraserburgh and Peterhead and creeks east of the 4-degree line administered by Ullapool (Inverness, Avoch, Cromarty, Portmahomack, Invergordon, Dornoch, Golspie, Brora, Helmsdale & Balintore)

• IVb: FOs Aberdeen, Anstruther and Eyemouth

• West of Scotland (all Scottish FOs west of 4-degrees line)

Further information is available in Section 4 of the Scottish Quota Management Rules 2017 and from local Fishery Offices.

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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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New Licensing Rules for Scottish Fishing Vessels: from 1st July 2017, new rules will apply to sea fisheries licensing – they are available to view here. Vessel owners/masters/charterers/nominees are advised to study the new guidelines carefully as they contain important information regarding the rules that apply to their vessels e.g. the introduction of new minimum limits for the disaggregation of licence entitlements. If you have a query about the rules that apply to your vessel, or are undertaking licensing transactions, please speak to your local Marine Scotland Fishery Office.