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Marine and fisheries compliance: referrals of cases to Crown Office - 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2021

Published: 30 Jul 2021

The number of cases referred by Marine Scotland to the Crown Office.

Published:
30 Jul 2021
Marine and fisheries compliance: referrals of cases to Crown Office - 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2021

Where it is determined that there is sufficient evidence, and that a prosecution is in the public interest, Marine Scotland refer the case to the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service who will decide whether a case can proceed to trial or issue a fiscal fine.

If there is any possibility of identification of living persons from the data, then it will not be published.

Cases referred to Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2021

Offence

Number

Breach of nature conservation MPA

1

Non submission of electronic logbook data

1

Total

2

  • reports received are very much at the start of any process, while fixed penalty notices (FPNs) issued and referrals to COPFS are in most cases at the end of a process
  • this means that as the data covers the same time period the data may not relate to the same events

Contact

Email: UKFMC@gov.scot

Phone: 0131 271 9700

Fax: 0131 244 6471