Outer Hebrides Inshore Fisheries Pilot

Marine Scotland has issued a reminder to creel fishing vessels that the Outer Hebrides Inshore Fisheries Pilot starts this November

Marine Scotland has issued a notice to creel fishing vessels to the east of the Outer Hebrides.

The notice is in relation to The Outer Hebrides Inshore Fisheries Pilot which will commence on 01 November 2020 and will run until 01 November 2022.

One of the proposals proposed under the 2017 Inshore Fisheries Pilots Initiative, the Outer Hebrides Inshore Fisheries Pilot will commence in November 2020, testing fisheries management measures including creel limitation within an area to the east of the Outer Hebrides.

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According to the report, the Outer Hebrides Regional Inshore Fisheries Group (OHRIFG) believes that a pilot pot limitation scheme will help reverse decreasing catch per unit effort rates.

The scheme could also help reduce gear conflict between static and mobile gear vessels, prevent gear being placed on the ground to stop others from fishing, help to improve health and safety in the industry and will encourage the fishing industry to take a more responsible role in the management of the marine environment by taking an active role in the policing of creel restrictions, according to OHRIFG.

With support from the OHRIFG and from local static gear fishermen, Marine Scotland agreed that a Pilot Pot Limitation Scheme be developed and to ascertain whether an electronic tracking system could accurately monitor static gear fishing activity and manage a pot limitation scheme. 

Read more on the scheme here.

Table of positions
Coordinate Latitude (WGS84) Longitude (WGS84) Line type to following point
1 58° 00.000′ N 006° 23.274′ W Loxodrome
2 58° 00.000′ N 006° 01.544′ W Loxodrome
3 57° 59.278′ N 006° 02.368′ W Loxodrome
4 57° 52.829′ N 006° 04.101′ W Loxodrome
5 57° 50.896′ N 006° 04.684′ W Loxodrome
6 57° 49.429′ N 006° 05.350′ W Loxodrome
7 57° 49.179′ N 006° 10.383′ W Loxodrome
8 57° 48.529′ N 006° 16.882′ W Loxodrome
9 57° 48.596′ N 006° 18.015′ W Loxodrome
10 57° 48.829′ N 006° 21.331′ W Loxodrome
11 57° 50.612′ N 006° 26.281′ W Loxodrome
12 57° 50.762′ N 006° 27.247′ W Loxodrome
13 57° 51.145′ N 006° 30.280′ W Loxodrome
14 57° 50.962′ N 006° 31.080′ W Loxodrome
15 57° 48.162′ N 006° 34.863′ W Loxodrome
16 57° 45.596′ N 006° 37.379′ W Loxodrome
17 57° 44.429′ N 006° 37.912′ W Loxodrome
18 57° 43.546′ N 006° 38.728′ W Loxodrome
19 57° 43.246′ N 006° 38.928′ W Loxodrome
20 57° 42.263′ N 006° 43.328′ W Loxodrome
21 57° 41.746′ N 006° 44.578′ W Loxodrome
22 57° 40.713′ N 006° 46.927′ W Loxodrome
23 57° 39.513′ N 006° 48.677′ W Loxodrome
24 57° 38.763′ N 006° 49.610′ W Loxodrome
25 57° 37.880′ N 006° 50.293′ W Loxodrome
26 57° 36.247′ N 006° 50.926′ W Loxodrome
27 57° 36.247′ N 006° 50.960′ W Loxodrome
28 57° 34.880′ N 006° 53.076′ W Loxodrome
29 57° 34.447′ N 006° 53.843′ W Loxodrome
30 57° 33.447′ N 006° 54.759′ W Loxodrome
31 57° 32.081′ N 006° 55.909′ W Loxodrome
32 57° 31.864′ N 006° 56.059′ W Loxodrome
33 57° 31.514′ N 006° 56.275′ W Loxodrome
34 57° 31.114′ N 006° 56.409′ W Loxodrome
35 57° 30.148′ N 006° 57.142′ W Loxodrome
36 57° 29.364′ N 006° 57.525′ W Loxodrome
37 57° 26.181′ N 006° 58.958′ W Loxodrome
38 57° 24.915′ N 006° 59.291′ W Loxodrome
39 57° 23.682′ N 006° 59.091′ W Loxodrome
40 57° 20.715′ N 006° 58.441′ W Loxodrome
41 57° 20.615′ N 006° 58.374′ W Loxodrome
42 57° 19.332′ N 006° 57.075′ W Loxodrome
43 57° 18.566′ N 006° 56.541′ W Loxodrome
44 57° 17.249′ N 006° 55.825′ W Loxodrome
45 57° 15.916′ N 006° 55.158′ W Loxodrome
46 57° 14.483′ N 006° 54.775′ W Loxodrome
47 57° 12.283′ N 006° 54.075′ W Loxodrome
48 57° 10.917′ N 006° 52.908′ W Loxodrome
49 57° 10.767′ N 006° 52.708′ W Loxodrome
50 57° 04.851′ N 006° 54.841′ W Loxodrome
51 57° 03.551′ N 006° 55.990′ W Loxodrome
52 57° 02.784′ N 006° 56.540′ W Loxodrome
53 57° 01.168′ N 006° 57.773′ W Loxodrome
54 56° 56.368′ N 007° 01.139′ W Loxodrome
55 56° 56.135′ N 007° 01.239′ W Loxodrome
56 56° 54.569′ N 007° 01.672′ W Loxodrome
57 56° 53.369′ N 007° 01.922′ W Loxodrome
58 56° 51.252′ N 007° 02.239′ W Loxodrome
59 56° 49.153′ N 007° 02.339′ W Loxodrome
60 56° 47.470′ N 007° 01.972′ W Loxodrome
61 56° 45.886′ N 007° 05.888′ W Loxodrome
62 56° 45.086′ N 007° 08.304′ W Loxodrome
63 56° 44.536′ N 007° 10.121′ W Loxodrome
64 56° 43.870′ N 007° 11.881′ W Loxodrome
65 56° 43.870′ N 007° 36.480′ W Geodesic line
66 56° 46.935′ N 007° 36.465′ W Geodesic line
67 56° 48.995′ N 007° 37.212′ W Line following the mean high water spring mark
68 56° 49.814′ N 007° 37.391′ W Geodesic line
69 56° 50.612′ N 007° 37.276′ W Geodesic line
70 56° 56.021′ N 007° 34.386′ W Line following the mean high water spring mark
71 57° 03.473′ N 007° 27.361′ W Geodesic line
72 57° 04.078′ N 007° 26.943′ W Geodesic line
73 57° 07.857′ N 007° 24.238′ W Line following the mean high water spring mark
74 57° 24.380′ N 007° 19.560′ W Geodesic line
75 57° 24.388′ N 007° 19.562′ W Line following the mean high water spring mark
76 57° 29.153′ N 007° 18.111′ W Geodesic line
77 57° 29.176′ N 007° 18.102′ W Line following the mean high water spring mark
78 57° 29.455′ N 007° 17.489′ W Geodesic line
79 57° 29.457′ N 007° 17.478′ W Line following the mean high water spring mark
80 57° 30.155′ N 007° 15.792′ W Geodesic line
81 57° 30.170′ N 007° 15.790′ W Line following the mean high water spring mark
82 57° 39.630′ N 007° 29.505′ W Geodesic line
83 57° 46.220′ N 007° 15.901′ W Line following the mean high water spring mark
84 57° 47.094′ N 007° 14.365′ W Geodesic line
85 57° 50.245′ N 007° 08.013′ W Line following the mean high water spring mark
86 58° 00.000′ N 006° 23.274′ W  
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The Outer Hebrides Inshore Fisheries Pilot starts this November

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