Commercial fishing, fisheries and vessels


  1. Buy a rod fishing licence

    How and where to buy or upgrade a rod fishing licence for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt and eels in England and Wales.

  2. Report a catch return

    Report how many small sea trout, salmon and grilse you've caught if you have a migratory salmon and sea trout rod licence

  3. Freshwater rod fishing rules

    Follow national and local rules (byelaws) when freshwater fishing with a rod and line in England and Wales

  4. Get a fishing vessel licence: vessels 10 metres or under

    Register a vessel, get a licence entitlement and convert it to a licence

  5. Monthly Shellfish Activity Return (MSAR 1)

    This form must be completed by all masters of under 10 metre fishing vessels with a shellfish entitlement.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Commercial fishing and marketing of seafood if there’s no Brexit deal
  2. Fishing vessel licence variations
  3. Understand your fishing vessel licence
  4. Current catch limits: 10 metres and under pool
  5. Fishing vessels: classification, registration and inspection
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News and communications

  1. Coarse fishing river close season – Public consultation
  2. Master and vessel owner ordered to pay £15,624 for fisheries offences
  3. Busy 40th year for Kielder Salmon Centre
  4. December deal delivers for UK fleet and fish stocks
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Research and statistics

  1. Quota use statistics
  2. R100 - The contribution of shipping to the English economy
  3. R042 - The social and economic benefit of commercial and recreational fishing
  4. Provisional effort statistics December 2018
  5. River Wear fish counts
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Coarse fishing close season on English rivers
  2. Proposed catch limits for January 2019
  3. Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities conduct and operation (2014 to 2018): call for evidence
  4. Proposed catch limits for December 2018
  5. West of Walney Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ)
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Marine Management Organisation (MMO): gender pay gap report 2018
  2. Fisheries and Conservation Authorities: conduct and operation 2014 to 2018
  3. UK Government Blue Belt programme: Overseas Territories work plans and project costs
  4. Environment Agency annual fisheries reports
  5. Hornsea two deemed marine licence variation
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