Statutory guidance

Manage your fishing effort: Sole Recovery Zone 2022 to 2023

Detailed scheme rules and application forms to fish in the Sole Recovery Zone with regulated gears.


Sole Recovery Zone Days at Sea: Apply to transfer days at sea

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The following rules apply to the carriage and use of regulated gears in the Sole Recovery Zone (SRZ) for the 2022 to 2023 Management Year (which runs from 1 February 2022 to 31 January 2023), The SRZ Scheme applies to vessels of 10 meters and over in length. The rules apply in the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Area VIIe (Western Channel).

Published 26 June 2014
Last updated 16 December 2021 + show all updates
  1. Form updated: Manage your fishing effort: Sole Recovery Zone 2022 to 2023

  2. page updated to reflect changes going into 2022

  3. Page updated following changes in guidance regarding beam trawlers.

  4. Sole Recovery Zone rules updated for 2021

  5. Updated for 2020

  6. Text updated

  7. Text and form updated

  8. form updated

  9. 2018 to 2019 rules added

  10. Rules updated

  11. Dates updated

  12. Sole Recovery Zone rules for the 2015 to 2016 management year changed

  13. Sole Recovery Scheme Rules for 2015 to 2016 added

  14. First published.