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Marine and fisheries compliance: list of fixed penalty notices - 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2021

Published: 30 Jul 2021

The number of fixed penalty notices (FPNs), issued across a period and by offence, by Marine Scotland.

Published:
30 Jul 2021
Marine and fisheries compliance: list of fixed penalty notices - 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2021

FPNs are civil fines which Marine Scotland are able to offer rather than pursuing a formal prosecution. The level of fine is determined by clear guidance and previous offences. They are restricted up to £10,000 for most fisheries offences. Where an FPN is not paid, the case is referred to the Crown Office. FPN’s allow Marine Scotland to deal with infringements in a timely manner.

If there is a possibility of an individual being identified, then the data would not be published as it would be in breach of the Data Protection Act 2018.

Fixed penalty notices from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2021

OFFENCE

NUMBER

Breach of 10% tolerance

2

Breach of an Historic MPA

1

Breach of the landing obligation

1

Discarding

3

Failure to submit Catch on Entry / Catch on Exit (COE/COX)

2

Failure to provide adequate boarding ladder

1

Failure to submit FISH1s (statutory returns)

2

Fishing in a prohibited area

2

Fishing within a seasonal closure

1

Fishing with multiple trawls

1

Fishing with illegal net attachments

4

Using incorrect mesh size

2

Incorrect information on logbook

1

Retention of crab below Minimum Conservation Reference Size

1

Fishing without a Square Mesh Panel

1

Non submission of electronic logbook data

1

Incorrect twine thickness

1

Using undersize torquettes

1

TOTAL

28

Contact

Email: UKFMC@gov.scot

Phone: 0131 271 9700

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