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Fishing vessel weekly licence variations 6 November 2020

Published: 6 Nov 2020

Fishing vessel weekly licence variations 6 November 2020

Published:
6 Nov 2020
Fishing vessel weekly licence variations 6 November 2020

Group

Licence

Species

Area of Sea

Limit

Effective Date

10 Metre and under – Non PO

AU

Anglerfish

EU Waters of IIa & IV  

3 tonnes per quarter

0001 hours on 8 November 2020

 

 

Group

Types of Licence

Licence Conditions Text Amendment

Effective Date

ALL 10m and under groups and
ALL over 10m groups

ALL
paragraph 5.24 and 5.25

Paragraph 5.24 and 5.25

Outer Hebrides Inshore Fisheries Pilot

 

5.24      From 00:00 on 5th November 2020 until 4th October 2022, the vessel to which this licence relates may not fish using creels1 within the “Outer Hebrides Pilot Project Area”; save for where a letter of derogation (“Letter of Derogation”) has been granted to the licence holder of the vessel by the Scottish Ministers and subject always to condition 5.25.  The Outer Hebrides Pilot Project Area is the geographical area which forms part of the Scottish marine region for the Outer Hebrides2, bounded in the north by a line at 58°N heading due east from the Isle of Lewis near Sidhean Geodh’ a’ Chudaig; bounded on the south by a line at 56° 43.870' N; and bounded on the west by the Barra Head (Berneray) to Harris Protected Area3 and shown outlined on this map (but which map is demonstrative only).

 

1 All references to “creel(s)” in conditions 5.24 and 5.25 have the meaning given in article 2 of the Marking of Creels (Scotland) Order 2020, SSI 2020 No 168.

2 The Scottish Marine Regions Order 2015, SSI 2015 No. 193

3 The Inshore Fishing (Prohibition of Fishing and Fishing Methods) (Outer Hebrides) Order 2017, SSI 2017 No. 48

 

5.25      Where a Letter of Derogation is granted in terms of condition 5.24, above, the following conditions shall apply:

 

    1. The maximum number of creels which may be set on the seabed at any one time by the vessel in the Outer Hebrides Pilot Project Area shall be limited in accordance with the overall length of the said vessel as follows:

 

Overall length of vessel

Maximum number of creels

<8 meters

800

                8 -10 meters

1,200

>10 -12 meters

1,500

>12 meters

1,800

 

    1. The soak time of each individual creel set on the seabed from the vessel in the Outer Hebrides Pilot Project Area, shall be limited to a maximum of 3 weeks from time the said creel is set on the seabed;

 

    1. Marine Scotland may, at their discretion, require remote electronic monitoring (“REM”) equipment to be installed in the vessel; and

 

    1. The Letter of Derogation granted in terms of condition 5.24 must be retained aboard the vessel at all times to be made available for inspection on request by a British Sea Fishery Officer.1

 

1 “British Sea Fishery Officer” has the meaning given by section 7 of the Sea Fisheries Act 1968 (c.77).

 

 

 

0001 hours on 8 November 2020

 

A reminder of the current fortnightly mackerel catch limits for the below groups.

 

Group

Licence

Species

Area of Sea

Limit

Effective Date

Non-PO

(Moray Firth)

AU

Mackerel 

EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd; IV

Fortnightly catch limit of 3 tonnes

0001 hours on 1 November  2020 – 2359 hours on 14 October 2020

Non-PO

(Shetland)

AU

Mackerel

EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd; IVa (North of 59’ 30’N)

Fortnightly catch limit of 3 tonnes per fortnight

0001 hours on 1 November  2020 – 2359 hours on 14 October 2020

Non-PO

(Orkney)

AU

Mackerel

EU Waters of IIa, IIIbcd; IVa (North of 58’ 30’N and South of 59’ 30’N)

Fortnightly catch limit of 3 tonnes

0001 hours on 1 November  2020 – 2359 hours on 14 October 2020

Non-PO

(IVb)

AU

Mackerel

IVb (North of 53’ 30’N and South of 57’ 30’ N)

Fortnightly catch limit of 3 tonnes

0001 hours on 1 November  2020 – 2359 hours on 14 October 2020

 

Fisheries closures table 2020:- showing the current status of fish stocks following the issue and publication of the above variations (if any).

Fishing vessel quota limits tables 2020:- showing the quota limits applicable to both 10m and under non-PO and over 10m non-sector vessels.