Gear Locations

This page provides up to date creel positions from those vessels who have notified SWFPA. We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict. It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Alsvior K 337 – map of gear accidentally towed

5th November 20181541376000000 || 1541376000

Aurora AH 17 Creel Co-ordinates – 30th of October 2018

30th October 20181540857600000 || 1540857600

Lady Ann AH20 Creel Co-ordinates 24.10.18

24th October 20181540335600000 || 1540335600

Orianne AH268 Creel Co-ordinates 24.10.18

24th October 20181540335600000 || 1540335600

Dalwhinnie A913 Creel Co-ordinates

19th October 20181539903600000 || 1539903600

Kiroan AH 45 Creel Co-ordinates – 19th October 2018

19th October 20181539903600000 || 1539903600

Map of current positions – East of Orkney – 16th of October 2018

16th October 20181539644400000 || 1539644400

Twilight AH 16 Creel Co-ordinates – 8th October 2018

9th October 20181539039600000 || 1539039600

Boy Gordon VI A441 Creel Co-ordinates – 2nd of October 2018

2nd October 20181538434800000 || 1538434800

Amended – Lost Gear in Orkney – 2nd of October 2018

2nd October 20181538434800000 || 1538434800

Le Belhara NN 733 Creel Co-ordinates – 2nd of October 2018

2nd October 20181538434800000 || 1538434800

Peterhead Creel Co-ordinates – 2nd of October 2018

2nd October 20181538434800000 || 1538434800

Bella B LH 111 Creel Co-ordinates – 21st September 2018

21st September 20181537484400000 || 1537484400

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18th September 20181537225200000 || 1537225200

Missing Static Gear – 17th of September 2018

17th September 20181537138800000 || 1537138800

Noronya K 733 Creel Co-ordinates – 5th of September 2018

5th September 20181536102000000 || 1536102000

Alison Marie K 420 Creel Co-ordinates – 5th of September 2018

5th September 20181536102000000 || 1536102000

Soph Ash Jay 2 LH 60 Creel Co-ordinates – 14th of August 2018

14th August 20181534201200000 || 1534201200

Southern Belle WK 25 – 6th of August 2018

6th August 20181533510000000 || 1533510000

Telstar III AH 64 Creel Co-ordinates – 30th of July 2018

30th July 20181532905200000 || 1532905200

Freedom B Creel Positions – 25th of June 2018

25th June 20181529881200000 || 1529881200

Orianne AH 268 Creel Co-ordinates – 14th of June 2018

14th June 20181528930800000 || 1528930800

Maureen June Creel Co-ordinates – 24th of May 2018

24th May 20181527116400000 || 1527116400

Jas N 2 LH 50 Creel Co-ordinates – 17th of May 2018

17th May 20181526511600000 || 1526511600

Aspire AH24 Creel Co-ordinated 15th May 2018

15th May 20181526338800000 || 1526338800

Endurance AH 136 Creel Co-ordinates – 9th of May 2018

9th May 20181525820400000 || 1525820400

Vanguard KY 18 Creel Positions – 26th of April 2018

26th April 20181524697200000 || 1524697200

Genesis KY 20 Creel Co-ordinates – 23rd of April 2018

23rd April 20181524438000000 || 1524438000

Solis-C ME5 Creel Co-ordinates – 3rd of April 2018

3rd April 20181522710000000 || 1522710000

Lily 5 WK 46 Creel Positions – 26th of March 2018

26th March 20181522018800000 || 1522018800

Orianne AH 268 Creel Co-ordinates – 14th of February 2018

14th February 20181518566400000 || 1518566400

Mia Marlene K 91 Creel Co-ordinates – 12th of February 2018

12th February 20181518393600000 || 1518393600

Venture AH 36 Creel Positions – 31st of January 2018

31st January 20181517356800000 || 1517356800