Commercial fishing and fisheries – collection

Fisheries management and variations

Collection of documents about fishing vessel licences.

You may also be interested in reading about closed fishing areas in English waters.

Vessel licence documents

  1. Understand your fishing vessel licence

    • Detailed guide
  2. Fishing vessel licence types

    • Guidance
  3. Designated ports

    • Statutory guidance

Apply for a fishing vessel licence

  1. Get a fishing vessel licence: over 10 metres and mussel seed

    • Detailed guide
  2. Commercial fishing vessel licence application form

    • Form
  3. Mussel seed licence application form

    • Form
  4. Fishing vessel licence requirements

    • Detailed guide

Change your fishing vessel licence

  1. Combine or separate a fishing vessel licence or entitlement (AFL19)

    • Form
  2. Fishing vessel licensing arrangements

    • Guidance

Quota: catch limits and variations

  1. Fishing vessel licence variations

    • Statutory guidance
  2. Understand fisheries catch limits and closed fishing areas

    • Detailed guide
  3. Current catch limits: over 10 metre non-sector pool

    • Notice
  4. Current catch limits: 10 metres and under pool

    • Notice
  5. Fish and land nephrops: vessels 10 metres and under

    • Form
  6. Fixed quota allocation units

    • Form

Other

  1. Designated ports

    • Statutory guidance
  2. Join or leave a fish producer organisation

    • Form