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Weekly Licence Variations: w/b 20 January 2017

Notice to 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 tranship any quantity of that species of sea fish.

Non-compliance will be subject to enforcement action.

Weekly Licence Variations

Friday 20 January 2017

Producer Organisation/Non-Producer Organisation Group
Type of Licence
Areas of Sea
Effective Date
10m & Under Non-PO
Category A (10m & Under)
VI, VII, VIIIa,b,d,e; EU and International Waters of Vb; International Waters of IIa, XII and XIV
2 tonnes per month
0001 hours on 22/01/2017

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.


Static Gear Marking Consultation Launched:- the Scottish Government has launched a consultation seeking views on a number of proposals to deal with gear conflict inside 12 nautical miles. The consultation will run until 03 February 2017. More information is available here.


New Controls for the Scottish King Scallop Fishery:- new management measures are being introduced in the Scottish King scallop fishery and are now due to come into force from Thursday 1st June 2017. Details on these new controls can be found here.