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Marine compliance: UK responsibilities

Published: 13 Jan 2020

Links to useful information about how responsibilities for marine and fisheries compliance are divided between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Published:
13 Jan 2020
Marine compliance: UK responsibilities

Scotland

  • Who issues fishing licences and authorisations
  • List of designated ports and operating hours
  • Real time closures: map and co-ordinates (Live Closed Areas), Seasonal Closures & conditions of closure
  • Contact points for the transmission or submission of fishing logbooks, prior notifications, trans-shipment declarations, landing declarations, sales notes, take-over declarations and transport documents

Prior notifications

  • Electronic logbooks - ERS messages to the hub
  • Vessels with paper logbooks must contact UK Fisheries Monitoring Centre using either:
    (1) Telephone: + 00 44 131 271 9700
    (2) E-mail: UKFMC@gov.scot
    (3) Fax: + 00 44 131 244 6471

England

Prior notifications

  • Electronic logbooks - ERS messages to the hub
  • Vessels with paper logbooks must contact UK Fisheries Monitoring Centre using either:
    (1) Telephone: + 00 44 131 271 9700
    (2) E-mail: UKFMC@gov.scot
    (3) Fax: + 00 44 131 244 6471

Wales

Prior notifications

  • Electronic logbooks - ERS messages to the hub
  • Vessels with paper logbooks must contact UK Fisheries Monitoring Centre using either:
    (1) Telephone: + 00 44 131 271 9700
    (2) E-mail: UKFMC@gov.scot
    (3) Fax: + 00 44 131 244 6471

Northern Ireland

Prior notifications

  • Electronic logbooks - ERS messages to the hub
  • Vessels with paper logbooks must contact UK Fisheries Monitoring Centre using either:
    (1) Telephone: + 00 44 131 271 9700
    (2) E-mail: UKFMC@gov.scot
    (3) Fax: + 00 44 131 244 6471