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Fishing vessel weekly licence variations 1 April 2021

Fishing vessel weekly licence variations 1 April 2021

Fishing vessel weekly licence variations 1 April 2021

Producer Organisation/Non-Producer Organisation Group

Type of Licence

Change to conditions text

Effective from

All Groups

AU, AUP & AO

Section 5.23 (all licence categories)

Dogger Bank Scallop closure

5.23 The vessel may not be present in the area described below 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).

Point

Latitude

Longitude

1

55° 11' 42.08" N

1° 36' 44.33" E

2

55° 29' 54.67" N

2° 54' 13.37" E

3

55° 29' 1.35" N

3° 15' 1.21" E

4

54° 22' 34.78" N

2° 45' 45.53" E

5

54° 18' 14.87" N

2° 43' 14.79" E

6

54° 16' 0.07" N

2° 31' 55.66" E

7

54° 14' 20.45" N

2° 22' 39.16" E

8

54° 17' 38.18" N

2° 0' 5.77" E

9

54° 29' 26.25" N

1° 16' 38.33" E

10

54° 49' 7.89" N

1° 8' 7.69" E

11

55° 3' 33.3" N

1° 19' 37.24" E

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

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

0001 hours on 5 April 2021

All Groups

AU, AUP & AO

AU & AUP - section 4.6

AO - section 4.8

The vessel to which this licence, relates whilst using mobile gear must use a minimum mesh size of 120mm in all waters or sea area IV, bar activity in mud areas/nephrop areas. There are eight defined mud/nephrops area within the 120mm zone which are exempt on the basis that mud areas are primarily nephrops grounds. In these areas it is permitted to use gear less than 120mm. Vessels using gear that is not designed to come into contact with the bottom, and are fishing for herring, mackerel, horse mackerel, sprats or blue whiting, or targeting sandeel, Norway pout or Northern prawn are derogated from the above compulsory measures, These areas are detailed in the attached webpage - https://www.gov.scot/publications/North-sea-cod-plan

0001 hours on 3 April 2021

Fishing vessel quota limits tables 2021 - showing the quota limits applicable to both 10m and under non-PO and over 10m non-sector vessels.
Fisheries closures table 2021 - showing the current status of fish stocks following the issue and publication of the above variations (if any).