Marking of Fishing Gear 2008 - Advice to Fishermen and Yachtsmen

MCA advice leaflet for the marking of fishing gear


Marking of Fishing Gear 2008

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Local regulation may impose different standards from the advice given in this leaflet and in this event local requirements should take precedence over this advice.

Please note that more extensive requirements exist for marking fishing gear deployed outside the 12 mile limit.


  • Marine Fisheries Agency (England)
  • Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency (Scotland)
  • Department for Agriculture and Rural Development (Northern Ireland)

for further guidance and advice outside 12 miles.

Published 22 March 2016