Consultation outcome

Introducing a points system for fishing vessel masters convicted of serious offences

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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We received 20 response to this consultation.

Original consultation


Seeking views on proposals to introduce a points system for masters of fishing vessels who are found guilty of serious fisheries offences.

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Consultation description

We want your views on plans to introduce a points system for masters convicted of serious fisheries offences.

We already have a points scheme for fishing vessel licences, which is set out in the EU fisheries control regulation. This new points system will work in a similar way and will ensure that convicted masters cannot simply switch to another vessel.

These arrangements will apply in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Scotland will also implement similar measures.

This consultation will be of interest to vessel owners, operators, masters, crew and the wider seafood industry.

Published 8 October 2014
Last updated 19 December 2014 + show all updates
  1. Summary of response and final IA added.
  2. First published.