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The vessel to which this licence relates is prohibited, at all times during period 0001 hours 01 October – 2359 hours 31 January, from fishing with a trawl or dredge (including a suction dredge) in that area off the Treshnish Isles, being the area of waters bounded by the following coordinates:
Should the vessel be present in the area during this period all fishing gear which may be used for catching scallops must be lashed and stowed in accordance with article 47 of Council Regulation (EC) 1224/2009.
UK Fisheries Monitoring Centre - Temporary Change of Industry Number (0131 244 2286)
Due to the situation surrounding the Coronavirus, Marine Scotland has taken steps to ensure the continuity of service provided by the UKFMC. This has required us to temporarily change the telephone number that industry require to call (0131 271 9700), as published in UK vessel licences. Unfortunately, we are unable to divert this number to external lines, which is necessary to afford UKFMC officers the potential to undertake their duties from home, where required. Please note however, at this time, the UKFMC primarily continues to operate out of Victoria Quay, Edinburgh.
In order to facilitate the above, the pre-recorded message delivered to those calling 0131 271 9700 has been changed and advises callers that they are now required to call the following Scottish Government extension 0131 244 2286
Whilst, as aforementioned, any master calling the widely published and familiar UKFMC number will be informed of this change, I would be very grateful if steps could be taken to ensure that this updated information is disseminated as widely as possible to industry contacts/representatives.