Gear Locations

This page provides up to date information on static gear operations within a particular sea area. Please note that the specified areas are for information only. We strongly suggest that mobile operators working in close proximity to the areas make contact with the vessel/s concerned in order to determine the precise locations of the static gear.

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

Please note, in order to update our website with new creel co-ordinates the following template (which can be found here) must be completed and sent to

Ashley AH 90 Creels – 16.08.2022

16th August 20221660604400000 || 1660604400

Aurora AH 17 – 16.08.2022

16th August 20221660604400000 || 1660604400

Asterion AH 15 – 16.08.2022

16th August 20221660604400000 || 1660604400

Camann II BF 160 – 12.08.2022

12th August 20221660258800000 || 1660258800

Kiroan AH 45 Creels – 04.08.2022

4th August 20221659567600000 || 1659567600

Freedom B & Sophy Rose Creels – 02.08.2022

2nd August 20221659394800000 || 1659394800

Boy Gordon A 441 – 28.07.2022

28th July 20221658962800000 || 1658962800