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Fishing vessel weekly licence variations 1 January 2021

Published: 1 Jan 2021

Summary of fishing vessel weekly licence variations 1 January 2021

Published:
1 Jan 2021
Fishing vessel weekly licence variations 1 January 2021

Variations effective from 0001hrs on 1 January 2021

**Important change to your authority to fish from 23:01 hrs (GMT) on 31 December 2020 in licence conditions change below.**

Due to the large volume of variations at this time all licences by group & category can be found as PDF documents below.

​**Vessel owners should pay careful attention to their licence conditions, stock openings/closures and catch limits at 1 Jan 2021**

Also below is copy of the Brexit Scallop Landing letter issued by Marine Scotland.

Group

Licence

Reason

Species

Area of Sea

Limit

Effective Date

ALL Over 15m vessels 

AO

Effort Allocation confirmed

Edible Crab (Cancer pagurus) and Spider Crab (Maja squinado)

VII

160  days for the period 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

0001 hours on 01 January 2021

All Over 15m vessels

AO

Effort Allocation confirmed

Scallops

VII

45 days for the period 01/01/2021 to 31/03/2021

0001 hours on 01 January 2021

Group

Licence

Reason

Species

Area of Sea

Effective Date

Non - PO

AU

Closure

Plaice

VIIa

0001 hours on 01 January 2021

Non - PO

AU

Closure

Sole

VIIa

0001 hours on 01 January 2021

Non-PO

AO

Closure

Mackerel

VI,VII,VIIIabde; EU & international waters of IIa, XII & XIV

0001 hours on 01 January 2021

Group

Category

Change to conditions text

Effective date

All Groups

AU, AUP & AO

AO - section 4.8

AU & AUP – section 4.6

The vessel to which this licence, relates whilst using mobile gear must use a minimum mesh size of 120mm in all waters of sea area IV, bar activity in mud areas/nephrop areas. There are eight defined mud/nephrops areas 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 or sprats are derogated from the above compulsory measures. These areas are detailed in the attached webpage - UK National North Sea Cod Avoidance Plan - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

0001 hours on 1 January 2021

Group

Category

Change to conditions text

Effective date

All Groups

AU, AUP & AO

Important change to your authority to fish from 23:01 hrs (GMT) on 31 December 2020

 UK vessels will be prohibited from fishing in EU, Norwegian or Faroese waters unless the necessary international agreements are reached to allow them to do so and they are authorised to do so by the relevant competent authority. Non-UK vessels will be prohibited from fishing in UK waters in the same way, unless they are granted access under such future agreements.  This variation, therefore amends UK vessel licences to remove authority to fish outside British fishery limits.

 General conditions amendment.

 1.  The authority to fish in EU, Norwegian, Faroes  and NEAFC waters is rescinded and all commercial  fishing activity outside of the UK EEZ must stop and all fishing gear be removed by 23:00 hours (GMT) on 31 December 2020.

2.  Within this licence any reference to an EU Regulation is a reference to that Regulation as it forms part of United Kingdom domestic law by virtue of Section 3 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 in accordance with Schedule 8 (1) of that Act.

0001 hours on 1 January 2021

The 2021 Quota limits tables (10mu and over 10m) and 2021 closures table are below. 

Please note: these tables are for information only and you should always refer to your licence and the variations thereof in the first instance.

10mu pool AU non-PO licence

18 page PDF
53.9 kB

Over10m pool AO non-PO licence

26 page PDF
76.2 kB

Aberdeen FPO AUP licence

18 page PDF
50.4 kB

Aberdeen FPO AO licence

26 page PDF
73.0 kB

Fife FPO AO licence

26 page PDF
73.3 kB

Fife FPO AUP licence

18 page PDF
50.6 kB

Klondyke AO licence

26 page PDF
73.4 kB

Lunar AO Licence

26 page PDF
73.3 kB

NESFO AO licence

26 page PDF
73.1 kB

NESFO AUP licence

18 page PDF
50.4 kB

Northern FPO AUP licence

18 page PDF
50.4 kB

Northern FPO AO licence

26 page PDF
73.0 kB

Orkney FPO AO licence

26 page PDF
73.1 kB

Orkney FPO AUP licence

18 page PDF
50.5 kB

SFO AUP licence

18 page PDF
50.3 kB

SFO AO licence

26 page PDF
72.9 kB

Shetland FPO AO licence

26 page PDF
73.1 kB

Shetland FPO AUP licence

18 page PDF
50.4 kB

West Scotland FPO AUP licence

18 page PDF
50.8 kB

West of Scotland FPO AO licence

26 page PDF
73.6 kB

Anglo-Scottish FPO AO licence

26 page PDF
73.6 kB

Anglo-Scottish FPO AUP licence

18 page PDF
50.3 kB

Cornish FPO AO licence

26 page PDF
73.0 kB

EEFPO AO licence

26 page PDF
73.0 kB

Interfish AO licence

26 page PDF
73.1 kB

ANIFPO AO licence

26 page PDF
73.1 kB

Wales & WC FPO AO licence

26 page PDF
73.0 kB

Lowestoft FPO AO licence

26 page PDF
72.9 kB

South West Eng FPO AO licence

26 page PDF
73.0 kB

North Sea FPO AO licence

26 page PDF
72.9 kB

NIFPO AO licence

26 page PDF
72.9 kB

NIFPO AUP licence

18 page PDF
50.3 kB

2021 Closures Table

XLS
58.4 kB