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.