Fishing offences: fines and payment

Penalty notices and fines that apply for fisheries offences, including illegal catch and marketing offences.



A penalty must be paid within 28 days to prevent prosecution in court. If a penalty is not paid within 28 days, the matter will go to court. This guidance includes details on:

  • when a penalty is considered
  • how much a penalty will be for
  • offences
  • how to pay a penalty
  • objecting to a penalty

Also see the Marine Management Organisation’s Compliance and Enforcement Strategy.

Published 11 June 2014
Last updated 30 November 2022 + show all updates
  1. FAP guidance update

  2. Financial Administrative Penalty Guidance - update

  3. Updated financial administration penalties document

  4. First published.