Access Code Rodel & Harris Prawn Area

  • Static gear will be marked by buoys, the minimum size of which will be 40” circumference.
  • The registration and number of the vessel will be clearly marked on each buoy.
  • Mobile vessels must make contact with one of the listed vessels to ascertain the position of static gear prior to operating inside of the zones.

 

 

  • Static gear will be marked by buoys, the minimum size of which will be 40” circumference.
  • The registration and number of the vessel will be clearly marked on each buoy.
  • Mobile vessels must make contact with one of the listed vessels to ascertain the position of static gear prior to operating inside of the zones.
  • Static gear MUST NOT be set within the recognised tow area.
  • The VHF contact channel for the area will be channel 11
  • Mobile vessels must not commence fishing operations during the hours of darkness unless they have ascertained during the hours of daylight that the area fished is clear of static gear.
  • Any static gear not being fished should be reported to the Fishery Office, so that arrangements can be made for it to be lifted.
  • Vessels which accidently tangle with gear are asked to notify local vessels, Fishery Office or WIFA with the readings of where gear has been dropped so that it can be recovered by the owner and to prevent further damage to other gear.
  • The following telephone contact numbers cover Harris area:

           

Mobile vessels:

CLANSMAN                         Finlay E MacLeod          07747773831

RIVAL                                   Finlay  MacDonald        07919 608564                                                   

Static Vessels:

WINDY ISLE                         Murdo MacDonald         07584 662379

LEAD US                               Roddy Morrison              07990 513352

 

In the case of any problems contact can be made with:

Donald Morrison                  Senior Fishery Officer   01851703291

Duncan MacInnes               WIFA                                01851702385

 

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Our Aim

The Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups (RIFGs) aim to improve the management of inshore fisheries in the 0-6 nautical mile zone of Scottish waters, and to give commercial inshore fishermen a strong voice in wider marine management developments.

Scottish Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups