ALL vessels in ALL Producer Organisations and Non-Sector groups
Category A, Category A (Pelagic Purser), Category A (Pelagic Trawler), Category B, Category C & Category A (10m & Under)
Replacement of paragraphs 2.1-2.5 of the Schedule with the following:
FISHING RESTRICTIONS FOR BASS
2.1 This licence does not authorise fishing for, retaining on board, relocating, trans-shipping or landing Sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) in ICES divisions IVb, IVc, VIId, VIIe, VIIf and VIIh or in waters within 12 nautical miles from baseline under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom in ICES divisions VIIa and VIIg.
2.2 Condition 2.1 above does not apply to a vessel which has been authorised, in writing by Marine Scotland, to fish with a permitted gear.
2.3 For the purposes of conditions 2.1 and 2.2, a permitted gear means one of the following gear types:
(a) demersal trawls and seines*
(b) hooks and lines**
(c) fixed gillnets***
* All types of demersal trawls including Danish/Scottish seines, including OTB, OTT, PTB, TBB, SSC, SDN, SPR, SV, SB, SX, TBN, TBS and TB
** All long lines or pole and line or rod and line fisheries, including LHP, LHM, LLD, LL, LTL, LX and LLS
*** All fixed gillnets and traps, including GTR, GNS, FYK, FPN and FIX
2.4 For vessels which have been authorised to fish with demersal trawls and seines the vessel may only retain on board:
a) unavoidable by-catches of Sea bass that do not exceed 3% of the weight of the total catches of marine organisms on board in any single day, and
b) no more than 400 kgs of Sea bass per calendar month.
2.5 For vessels which have been authorised to fish using hooks and lines, the vessel may only fish for, retain on board, relocate, trans-ship or land Sea bass which does not exceed in total 10 tonnes from 0000 on 1 January 2017 to 2359 on 31 December 2017
2.6 This licence and any authorisation issued in accordance with 2.2 above does not authorise fishing for Sea bass using hooks and lines between 0000 on 1 February 2017 and 2359 on 28 February 2017.
2.7 For vessels which have been authorised to fish using fixed gillnets, the vessel may only retain on board unavoidable by-catches of Sea bass not exceeding 250 kgs per month.
2.8 A vessel authorised to fish for Sea bass using more than one of the gear types set out in condition 2.3 may not retain on board Sea bass if more than one of those gear types is present on board the vessel.
(Subsequent paragraphs have been re-numbered where appropriate.)
0001 hours on 01/02/2017