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Fishing vessel weekly licence variations 9 October 2020

Published: 9 Oct 2020

Scottish fishing vessel licence variations effective 11 October 2020

Published:
9 Oct 2020
Fishing vessel weekly licence variations 9 October 2020

Group

Types of Licence

Licence Conditions Text Amendment

Effective Date

ALL 10m and under groups and
ALL over 10m groups

ALL
paragraph 5.23

Paragraph 5.23

Dogger Bank Scallop Closure

During the period 00:00 12 July 2020 to 23:59 28 February 2021 the vessel to which this licence relates may not be present in ICES rectangles, 39F1, 39F2, 39F3, 38F1, 38F2, 38F3, 37F1 and 37F2 whilst carrying dredges on board other than when transiting at a speed of more than six knots (except in the case of force majeure or adverse conditions).

5.23.1 Vessels transiting through the ICES rectangles referred to in condition 5.23 and which are carrying dredges must ensure that, for the entire duration of the period in the ICES rectangles referred to in that condition, the dredges are disconnected from the towing cable and unable to be deployed.

5.23.2 In case of force majeure or adverse conditions, the master must immediately inform the UK Fisheries Monitoring Centre.

0001 hours on 11 October 2020

 

A reminder of the current fortnightly mackerel catch limits for the below groups.

 

Group

Licence

Species

Area of Sea

Limit

Effective Date

Non-PO

(Moray Firth)

AU

Mackerel 

EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd; IV

Fortnightly catch limit of 2 tonnes

0001 hours on 4 October  2020 – 2359 hours on 17 October 2020

Non-PO

(Shetland)

AU

Mackerel

EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd; IVa (North of 59’ 30’N)

Fortnightly catch limit of 1 tonne per fortnight

0001 hours on 4 October  2020 – 2359 hours on 17 October 2020

Non-PO

(Orkney)

AU

Mackerel

EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd; IVa (North of 58’ 30’N and South of 59’ 30’N)

Fortnightly catch limit of 2 tonnes

0001 hours on 4 October  2020 – 2359 hours on 17 October 2020

Non-PO

(IVb)

AU

Mackerel

IVb (North of 53’ 30’N and South of 57’ 30’ N)

Fortnightly catch limit of 2 tonnes

0001 hours on 4 October  2020 – 2359 hours on 17 October 2020

 

Fisheries closures table 2020:- showing the current status of fish stocks following the issue and publication of the above variations (if any).

Fishing vessel quota limits tables 2020:- showing the quota limits applicable to both 10m and under non-PO and over 10m non-sector vessels.