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Weekly Licence Variations: w/b 26 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 26 May 2017

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)
Opening
Mackerel (Handline)
EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd; IVa (North of 57’ 30’N and South of 58’ 30’N) (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
3 tonnes per month
 

(Fortnightly catch limit of 1.5 tonnes, Sun 28 May - Sat 10 June)

0001 hours on 28/05/2017
10m & Under Non-PO
Category A (10m & Under)
Opening
Mackerel (Handline)
IVb (North of 53’ 30’N and South of 57’ 30’ N) (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
3 tonnes per month
 
(Fortnightly catch limit of 1.5 tonnes, Sun 28 May - Sat 10 June)
0001 hours on 28/05/2017
10m & Under Non-PO
Category A (10m & Under)
Opening
Mackerel (Handline)
EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd; IVa (North of 59’ 30’N) (Shetland)
 
*Open to all Scottish vessels administered from Lerwick
3 tonnes per month
 
(Fortnightly catch limit of 1.5 tonnes, Sun 28 May - Sat 10 June)
0001 hours on 28/05/2017
10m & Under Non-PO
Category A (10m & Under)
Change to Limit
Saithe
IIIa & IV; EU Waters of IIa,IIIbc
500 kgs per month
0001 hours on 01/06/2017
Aberdeen Fish Producers' Organisation
Category A & Category A (10m & Under)
Opening
Mackerel
IIIa & IV: EU Waters of IIa, IIIb,c,d and IIIa, IVb,c
Not applicable
0001 hours on 28/05/2017
Fleetwood Fish Producers’ Organisation
Category A & Category C
Opening
Plaice
VIIf,g
Not applicable
0001 hours on 28/05/2017
Fleetwood Fish Producers’ Organisation
Category A
Opening
Plaice
VIIh,j,k
Not applicable
0001 hours on 28/05/2017
Northern Ireland Fish Producers' Organisation
Category A, Category A (Pelagic Trawler), Category B & Category A (10m & Under)
Closure
Plaice
VIIf,g
Not applicable
0001 hours on 28/05/2017
Northern Ireland Fish Producers' Organisation
Category A, Category A (Pelagic Trawler) & Category A (10m & Under)
Closure
Sole
VIIf,g
Not applicable
0001 hours on 28/05/2017

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.

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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.