Improving inshore fisheries data: consultation on requiring electronic tracking and monitoring technology on under 12 metre commercial fishing vessels

Closed 7 Nov 2023

Opened 14 Aug 2023


We are seeking views on using electronic tracking and monitoring technologies on under 12 metre commercial fishing vessels in Scottish waters (and Scottish vessels wherever they operate).

The technology will provide a greater insight into the distribution and activity of these vessels.  The data generated could be used by the Scottish Government for future fisheries management, environmental protection, provision of scientific advice and to identify key fishing areas in marine planning.

Read the consultation paper 

A link to the partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) is provided in the Related section at the bottom of this page.

Why your views matter

Consultation is an essential part of policy making. It gives us the opportunity to seek views, knowledge and expertise from a wide range of people. This is important to allow us to consider all view points and make an informed decision on future policy.


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