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Weekly Licence Variations: w/b 28 April 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 28 April 2017

Producer Organisation/Non-Producer Organisation Group
Types of Licence
Reason
Species
Areas of Sea
Limit
Effective Date
Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation
Category A, Category A (Pelagic Purser), Category A (Pelagic Trawler) & Category A (10m & Under)
Closure
Sole
VIIa & VIIf,g
Not applicable
0001 hours on 30/04/2017
Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation
Category A, Category A (Pelagic Purser), Category A (Pelagic Trawler), Category B & Category A (10m & Under)
Closure
Sole
VIIh,j,k
Not applicable
0001 hours on 30/04/2017
 
Producer Organisation/Non-Producer Organisation Group
Types of Licence
Schedule Text Amendment
Effective Date
ALL vessels in ALL Producer Organisations and Non-Sector groups
Category A (Pelagic Purser) & Category A (Pelagic Trawler) – removal of paragraph no. 6.2.1
 
Category A, Category B & Category C – removal of paragraph no. 6.3.1
 
Category A (10m & Under) – removal of paragraph no. 7.3
Removal of text from licence:
 
“No Queen scallop (Aequipecten opercularis) fishing activity should take place between 0001 hours on 01 April and 2359 hours on 30 June in the entire area of ICES sub-divisions VIa and VIIa.”
0001 hours on 30/04/2017

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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New Catch Limits for Unlicensed Fishermen:- measures to protect the sustainability of shellfish stocks came into effect on 17th April 2017. Fishermen without a licence are now restricted to a daily limit on a number of shellfish species. More information is available here.