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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 17 August 2018

Producer Organisation/Non-Producer Organisation Group

Licence Type

Reason

Species

Areas of Sea

Limit

Effective Date

10m & Under Non-PO

10m & Under

Change to Limit

Mackerel (Handline)

EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd, IVa (Shetland*)

*Open to all Scottish vessels administered from Lerwick

2 tonnes per fortnight (Sun 19 August - 1 September)

0001 hours on 19/08/2018

10m & Under Non-PO

10m & Under

Change to Limit

Mackerel (Handline)

EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd, IVa (Orkney*)

*Open to all Scottish vessels administered from Kirkwall

2 tonnes per fortnight (Sun 19 August - 1 September)

0001 hours on 19/08/2018

10m & Under Non-PO

10m & Under

Change to Limit

Mackerel (Handline)

EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd, IVa and IVb (Moray Firth*)

*Open to all Scottish vessels administered from Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Buckie & Scrabster and Ullapool-administered Scottish vessels based only in the following creeks: Inverness, Avoch, Cromarty, Portmahomack, Invergordon, Dornoch, Golspie, Brora, Helmsdale & Balintore

2 tonnes per fortnight (Sun 19 August - 1 September)

0001 hours on 19/08/2018

10m & Under Non-PO

10m & Under

Change to Limit

Mackerel (Handline)

EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd, IVb (IVb*)

*Open to all Scottish vessels administered from Aberdeen, Anstruther & Eyemouth

2 tonnes per fortnight (Sun 19 August - 1 September)

0001 hours on 19/08/2018

2018 Closures Table:- showing the current status of fish stocks following the issue and publication of the above variations (if any).

2018 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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2018 Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference

The fifth Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference will be held on Friday 5 October 2018 at Eden Court, Inverness.

The theme of this year’s conference is the future of fisheries management in Scotland, and a range of interesting topics are up for discussion. Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, will be in attendance to open proceedings and give the keynote speech.

The conference is an ideal opportunity to meet people from around Scotland and beyond with an interest in inshore fishing. Active fishermen are encouraged to attend and share their knowledge and experiences with others in an informal setting.

The conference is free to attend and you can register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-inshore-fisheries-conference-2018-tickets-48407389806.

Further information can be found at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Sea-Fisheries/InshoreFisheries/InshoreFisheriesConference.

===========================================================================The Marine Lab has created a short survey about fishing vessel waste management.  Answers will help inform future actions to support the industry in protecting the marine environment it relies upon.  The survey closes 31st August 2018.  We encourage your participation through the survey (link below)https://response.questback.com/scottishgovernment/xsnl6aya32