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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If there is any possibility of identification of living persons from the data, then it will not be published.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)
1/6/21 – 30/11/21
1/6/22 – 31/12/22
Breach of nature conservation MPA
Non submission of electronic logbook data
Breach of 10% tolerance
Failure to submit buyers sales notes - 1st sale fish
Failure/late submission of landing declaration
Incorrectly completed logbook/electronic logbook
Breach of landing obligation (discarding)
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