Fishing vessel weekly licence variations 7 June 2024

Scottish fishing vessel licence variations announced on 7 June 2024.


There are no new licence variations this week.

Marine Directorate: Drone (RPAS)Trial

For awareness, from mid-June to mid-July 2024, Marine Directorates Marine Protection Vessel (MPV) Hirta will be trialling of the use of Remote Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) technology to support fishery controls by providing additional surveillance capacity. The RPAS will be launched from MPV Hirta and operate within 3nm of its position, and may be visible during Hirta's inspections of fishing vessels.

Fishing vessel quota limits tables: 2024 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot) showing the quota limits applicable to 10m and under & over 10m non-sector vessels.

Fisheries closures table: 2024 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot) showing all fisheries closures, by group, for Scottish fishing licences.

Lerwick (Shetland) administered AU (10m and under) vessels

From 1 May 2023, all AU licensed vessels must hail into and out of port to either of the following contacts:

By text is 07771396483. No calls will be answered on the number.

By email: inshoreLK@gov.scot

The following details must be included in your message

  • on departure the vessel name, PLN, name of master, port of departure and date/time of departure
  • on return the vessel name, PLN, name of master, port of return and date/time of return

The following are presented for clarity of the current fortnightly period.

Management Group 

Type of Licence

Reason

Species

Area of Sea

Limit

Effective Date

 

10 Metre and Under- Non PO (Moray Firth)

AU

Effective date 

Mackerel 

Moray Firth 

Fortnightly catch limit of 1 tonnes 

0001 hours on 09 June 2024 - 2359 hours on 22 June 2024

 

10 Metre and Under- Non PO (Shetland) 
(See hailing in and out instructions) 

AU

Effective date 

Mackerel 

Shetland

Fortnightly catch limit of 1 tonnes

0001 hours on 09 June 2024 - 2359 hours on 22 June 2024

 

10 Metre and Under- Non PO (Orkney)

AU

Effective date 

Mackerel 

Orkney

Fortnightly catch limit of 1 tonnes 

0001 hours on 09 June 2024 - 2359 hours on 22 June 2024

 

10 Metre and Under- Non PO (IVb) 

AU

Effective date

Mackerel 

IVb 

Fortnightly catch limit of 1.5 tonnes

0001 hours on 09 June 2024 - 2359 hours on 22 June 2024

 
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