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Weekly Licence Variations: w/b 28 July 2017

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 28 July 2017

Organisation/Non-Producer Organisation Group
Area of Sea
Effective Date
ALL Over 15m vessels in ALL Over 10m Producer Organisations and Non-Sector Groups
Change to Effort Allocation
Edible Crab (Cancer pagurus) and Spider Crab (Maja squinado)
220 effort days for the period 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017
0001 hours on 30/07/2017
Producer Organisation/Non-Producer Organisation Group
Licence Conditions Text Amendment
Effective Date
ALL Over 10m Producer Organisations and Non-Sector Groups
Amendment of text in paragraph 2.9:
2.9 …the vessel to which this licence relates may retain on board and land Whiting, caught in ICES Divisions Vb (EC Zone), VI, XII (International Waters) and XIV (International Waters) only insofar as such catches do not exceed 2% by live weight of the total catch retained on board the vessel during each fishing trip.
0001 hours on 30/07/2017

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.


Exercise Saxon Warrior (Submarine & Live Firing Training Activity):- Exercise Saxon Warrior 17 (SW17), delivered by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff from Faslane, will take place between 1-10 August 2017. SW17 is a programme of exercises conducted across the UK by warships, submarines and aircraft from five nations. More information is available here.


Baie de Seine Memorandum of Understanding Signed:- owners/masters/charterers/nominees of vessels over 15 metres are advised that next week’s variations will include the re-opening of the Baie de Seine/North Finistere area to scallop fishing activity. Please check this page next week for more details.