Fishing vessel weekly licence variations 3 December 2021

Scottish fishing vessel licence variations announced on 3 December 2021

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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).

There are no new variations today.

***Please read the below important external waters fishing vessel licensing information***

MMO acts as the UK Single Issuing Authority (UKSIA) and is responsible for issuing external waters licences to UK fishing vessels on behalf of the UK fisheries administrations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

External waters licences are required by UK vessels to permit them to fish in specific waters outside of the UK EEZ. All UK external waters licences are due to expire on 31 December 2021 and MMO has issued plans for their re-issue and actions that may be needed.
European Union Waters (EU EEZ)
Licences for EU waters were initially issued to UK vessels on 31 December 2020 and UK SIA has been processing applications throughout the year.  Vessels that have an EU waters licence are listed here. We will contact all current licence holders directly to inform them of actions they may need to take to receive an EU waters licence for 2022, including the requirement for an International Maritime Organization (IMO) number and an email. Anyone intending to fish in EU waters who does not currently have an external waters licence should apply to the UKSIA here.  
Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (RFMO) waters (NEAFC, NAFO, IOTC, ICCAT)
Holders of external waters licences for RFMOs will soon need to re-apply for 2022 – UK SIA will be in contact with current licence holders directly and further information will be available on our website shortly.
Norway and Faroe Island waters
The UK is currently in negotiations with Norway and the Faroe Islands and we will issue further advice on how to apply for a licence should an agreement by reached. 

You can find further information, check a vessel’s external waters licence(s) and find licence conditions on the UK SIA website.

If you have any questions, you can contact UK SIA on 0208 026 5062 or email

Please note below the UKFMC operational hours during the fective period.

Mon 20th Dec

Normal Operational Hours

Tue 21st Dec

Operational until 22:30hrs

Wed 22nd Dec

0830 to 1700

Thu 23rd Dec

0830 to 1700

Fri 24th Dec

0830 to 1700

Sat 25th Dec


Sun 26th Dec


Mon 27th Dec

0830 to 1700

Tue 28th Dec

0830 to 1700

Wed 29th Dec

0830 to 1700

Thu 30th Dec

0830 to 1700

Fri 31st Dec

0830 to 1700

Sat 1st Jan


Sun 2nd Jan

Operational 24 hours from 07:00hrs onwards














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