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Razor Fishing Licensing Arrangements

Following both the Consultation on the Recommendations from the Scottish Licensing Review Working Group and an increase in complaints about the illegal activity of electro-fishing, Marine Scotland introduced new licensing arrangements for the Razor Fishery.

Since 18 August 2014 it has been strictly prohibited to fish for, carry and land razor fish (Ensis spp.) with a domestic licence. Authorisation to fish for, carry or land razor fish is only given in the form of a separate ‘Razor Fish Licence’.

* Marine Scotland is not currently accepting applications for 2017-2018 Razor Fish Licences *