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Marine and fisheries compliance: registration of buyers and sellers

Published: 18 Jun 2019

Information relating to Marine Scotland's fish register.

Marine and fisheries compliance: registration of buyers and sellers
Buyer's Sales Notes

Buyer's Sales Notes

How to Complete Buyer's Sales Notes

1. Buyer's Name: enter the name of the buyer

2. Buyer's Address: enter the address of the buyer

3. Buyer's Registration Number: enter the registration number of the registered buyer. This is an optional entry.

4. Date of Purchase: enter the date the purchase took place

5. Name of Vessel: enter the name of the vessel which caught the fish

6. Vessel PLN: enter the vessel's port letters and numbers (PLN)

7. Master's Name: enter the name of the master

8. Date of Landing: enter the date the landing took place

9. Port of Landing: please select the port of landing from the list provided

10. Species: please select the species using the drop-down list. Omit any reference to size when entering species e.g. large, medium, selected, small etc.

11. ICES/NAFO Zone: please enter the code for the area in which the fish was caught. A list of zones around the UK is provided in the table below:-

Sea Area

ICES Zone

Sea Area

ICES Zone

Sea Area

ICES Zone

North Sea

IV

Irish Sea

VIIa

South-west of Ireland

VIIj, k

West of Scotland

VI

West of Ireland

VIIb, c

Western Channel

VIIe

Faroe Islands

Vb

Celtic Sea

VIIf, g, h

Eastern Channel

VIId

A full list of zones is available from your local Fishery Office or can be requested from the Scottish Government.

12. Size/Grade: please enter the size grade using the drop-down list, 1 being the largest and 5 the smallest. However, size and grade depends on the species. (Further details on community grading rules are available from your local Fishery Office or can be requested from the Scottish Government.)

13. Presentation: enter one of the following against each species:-

Whole Fish

Gutted with heads on

Tails

Fillets

Gutted with heads off

Other

 14. Freshness: please enter the freshness category for that species. E is the freshest but further information on freshness categories is available from your local Fishery Office, or can be requested from the Scottish Government.

15. Weight: enter the total weight in kilogrammes for the species which are all of the same size, presentation and freshness. A new line must be used for each size or freshness grade.

16. Value: enter the total value for that species which must be of the same size, presentation and freshness.