Sea fishing - Firth of Clyde seasonal closures: Operation Galene

Operation plan detailing how Marine Scotland will monitor and ensure compliance with The Sea Fish (Prohibition On Fishing) (Firth Of Clyde) Order 2024.


AIS – Automatic identification system (marine tracking system)

CBO - Coastal Boarding Officer (coastal office-based staff who assist Marine operations on request)

ESOA - Enforcement Standards and Operational Assurance (team within Marine Directorate Operations)

FPN - Fixed Penalty Notice

IBTS - International Bottom Trawl Survey

IPP - Inshore Protection Programme

MD - Marine Directorate

MPV – Marine protection vessel

NGOs – Non-governmental organisation

RIB- Rigid inflatable boat

SAMPA - South of Arran Marine Protected Area

SSI – Scottish Statutory Instrument

VMS - Vessel monitoring system (secure satellite tracking system)

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