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marine licencing

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Licensing is an important way of monitoring and protecting all of the activities which take place in Scotland's marine areas.

There are a number of different types of licensing requirements within the marine environment, but Marine Scotland has made a number of changes to simplify the existing licensing process and more streamlined licensing will be developed over the coming months.

Licensing 1

Fishing Vessel

Axis 1

Information about licence variations, closures and more

Freshwater Fish

Freshwater Fish Licensing

Information, application forms and application guidance in relation to the introduction of and fishing for freshwater fish



Marine Licensing

Application forms and guidance for marine licensing in Scottish waters



Seal Licensing

Application forms and guidance for seal licensing

European Protected Species & Basking Sharks

Marine Scotland

Application forms and guidance for European Protected Species (EPS) and Basking Sharks licensing