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Fishing Vessel Licensing

TFishing boatshis section contains general guidance and advice for fishermen regarding Scottish fishing vessel licensing.

Weekly variations to Scottish fishing vessel licences are published online. If you would like to receive an email notification when these variations are published, please send a request by email to

For information about unlicensed/hobby fishermen, please visit the appropriate web pages.