Certain activities require a marine licence before they can be carried out in Scotland’s seas. Licensable activities may include, but are not limited to:
- the deposit of substances or objects into the sea or onto the sea bed
- the removal of substances or objects from the sea bed
- construction, alteration and improvement works
- the deposit or use of explosives
Marine licences are issued by the Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team (MS LOT). MS LOT provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all marine licence applications in Scottish waters.