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Weekly Licence Variations: w/b 23 December 2016

Notice to 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 tranship any quantity of that species of sea fish.

Non-compliance will be subject to enforcement action.

Weekly Licence Variations

Variations effective from 25-31 December 2016 only

Producer Organisation/Non-Producer Organisation Group
Types of Licence
Reason
Species
Areas of Sea
Limit
Effective Date
10m & Under Non-PO
 
Category A (10m & Under)
Change to Limit
Nephrops
EU Waters of IIa & IV
20 tonnes per quarter
0001 hours on 25/12/2016
South Western Fish Producer Organisation
Category A & Category C
Closure
Skates & Rays
VIa-b & VIIa-c, e-k and VIId
Not applicable
0001 hours on 25/12/2016

2016 Closures Table:- showing the current status of fish stocks following the issue and publication of the above variations (if any).

2016 Quota Limits Tables:- showing the quota limits applicable to both 10m and Under Non-PO and Over 10m Non-Sector vessels.

Variations effective from 0001 hours on 01 January 2017

**DOWNLOADABLE PDF OF 1st JANUARY 2017 VARIATIONS**

Producer Organisation/Non-Producer Organisation Group
Types of Licence
Reason
Species
Area of Sea
Limit
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
Effort Allocation Confirmed
Edible Crab (Cancer pagurus) and Spider Crab (Maja squinado)
VII
190 effort days for the period 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017
0001 hours on 01/01/2017

Due to the large number of changes at this time of year, the licence variations are being presented in a combined PDF document which can be found below. Once the document is open, click on the ‘Bookmarks’ icon (second in the vertical left-hand menu) - this will allow you to select your licence category and group. (If you cannot see the menu, right-click and select 'Show Navigation Pane Buttons'.)

**Vessel owners should study the 1st January 2017

openings, closures and catch limits carefully**

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 Controls for the Scottish King Scallop Fishery:- new management measures are being introduced in the Scottish King scallop fishery and are now due to come into force from Thursday 1st June 2017. Details on these new controls can be found here.

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UK Fisheries Monitoring Centre - Festive Opening Hours:- the UKFMC's opening hours during the festive period are as follows:

Wed 21 December
Open until 1700
Wed 28 December
0830 to 1700
Thu 22 December
0830 to 1700
Thu 29 December
0830 to 1700
Fri 23 December
0830 to 1700
Fri 30 December
0830 to 1700
Sat 24 December
0830 to 1700
Sat 31 December
0830 to 1700
Sun 25 December
CLOSED
Sun 01 January
CLOSED
Mon 26 December
CLOSED
Mon 02 January
Open 24 hours from 1400 onwards
Tue 27 December
0830 to 1700
 
PDF of 1st January 2017 Variations

Downloadable document:

Title: Fishing Vessel Licence Variations
Description: Page contains variations to fishing vessel licences
File: 01 January 2017 Variations [PDF, 2580.2 kb: 21 Dec 2016]
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