Assessing fisheries displacement by other licensed marine activities: good practice guidance

This project developed ‘Good Practice Guidance for Assessing Fisheries Displacement’ through a detailed literature review and consultation with the ScotMER Fish and Fisheries Receptor Group (FFSRG), commercial fisheries industry, offshore energy and regulatory sectors.

Acronyms and abbreviations

AIS: Automatic Identification System

CES: Crown Estate Scotland

CIEEM: Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

CIFA: Community Inshore Fisheries Alliance

DDM: Degrees Decimal Minutes

DMS: Degrees Minutes Seconds

EC: European Commission

EIA: Environmental Impact Assessment

EIAR: Environmental Impact Assessment Report

FFSRG: Fish and Fisheries Specialist Receptor Group

FIR: Fisheries Industry Representative

FLO: Fisheries Liaison Officer

FLOWW: Fishing Liaison with Offshore Wind and Wet Renewables Group

FMMS: Fisheries Management and Mitigation Strategy

FOIA: Freedom of Information Act

ICES: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

JNCC: Joint Nature Conservation Committee

kW: Kilowatt

kWh: Kilowatt hours

MASTS: Marine Alliance for Science and Technology

MMO: Marine Management Organisation

MRE: Marine Renewable Energy

NM: Nautical Miles

NMPi: Marine Scotland Maps (National Marine Plan Interactive)

OWF: Offshore Wind Farm

PO: Plan Option

REM: Remote Electronic Monitoring

ScotMER: Scottish Marine Energy Research

SFF: Scottish Fishermen's Federation

SNH: Scottish Natural Heritage (now known as NatureScot)

STECF: Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries

SWFPA: Scottish Whitefish Producers Association

TCE: The Crown Estate

UTM: Universal Transverse Mercator

VMS: Vessel Monitoring System



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