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Items & Gear Seized

Marine Scotland Compliance seized the following fishing gear and other items on behalf of Scottish Ministers. 

Under the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2013, section 42, Scottish Ministers must serve a “Notice of Collection” on every person who appears to be an owner of the object.

Scottish Ministers are unable to identify the owners of the following equipment and are taking this step in order to bring it to the attention of persons likely to have an interest in it.

Description of Gear

Date seized

Location of seizure

Date of notification

Electro fishing gear


Dunoon by Police Scotland Dive Unit


Electro fishing gear


Eriskay Pontoon by Marine Scotland


Electro fishing gear



Carradale area by Health and Safety Executive / Police Scotland


Electro fishing gear


Off Crinan Harbour by Marine Scotland


2 x Creels, rope, buoys 16/11/2019 South Arran Marine Protected Area inside the “no creel zone” 27/11/2019

How to claim

If you believe that you may be an owner of any of the items or gear listed on this page, please contact 0300 244 6613 in the first instance to make arrangements.

You will need to give your name, address and reasons as to why you think the items or gear might belong to you, which may include giving a more detailed description of the items or gear. 

The items or gear will be made available for collection at a time to be arranged with Marine Scotland, Marine Lab, Aberdeen.