Fishing

Recreational and commercial fishing vessel regulations, codes of practice, safety, equipment and training.

Services

  1. Commercial Inland Fishing Licence

    You need a licence to net for salmon and sea trout or fish for eels using nets, trawls or traps

Guidance and regulation

  1. Fishing certification and training
  2. MSN 1871 Construction and safe operation fishing vessels under 15m
  3. Get a fishing vessel licence: vessels 10 metres or under

    Register a vessel, get a licence entitlement and convert it to a licence

  1. MIN 558 (F) Fishing safety management code

    • Guidance
    • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  2. MSN 1873 Construction and safe operation fishing vessels over 24m

    • Guidance
    • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
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News and communications

  1. Two fisherman saved from their liferaft after their vessel sinks

    • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    • News story
  2. Guidance on 2018 bass fishing published

    • Marine Management Organisation
    • News story
  3. Update on latent capacity fishing licence monitoring

    • Marine Management Organisation
    • News story
  4. Fish merchant fined for fisheries offences

    • Marine Management Organisation
    • News story
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Policy and engagement

  1. Revised stability guidance for fishing vessels under 15m
  2. Roll or heel tests for fishing vessels
  3. Proposed MGN 581 (F) Registration surveys for fishing vessels under 15m
  1. Implementation of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention 2007 (ILO 188) into UK Law

    • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    • Consultation outcome
    • Date closed 12 January 2018
  2. Implementation of Port Waste Reception Facilities Regulations 2016

    • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    • Consultation outcome
    • Date closed 01 December 2016
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Transparency

  1. Monthly sea fisheries statistics January 2018

    • Marine Management Organisation
    • National statistics
  2. Effort statistics December 2017

    • Marine Management Organisation
    • Statistical data set
  3. Effort statistics January 2018

    • Marine Management Organisation
    • Statistical data set
  4. Monthly sea fisheries statistics December 2017

    • Marine Management Organisation
    • National statistics
  5. Monthly sea fisheries statistics November 2017

    • Marine Management Organisation
    • National statistics
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