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 lianne@swfpa.com.

Mixed Creels – 03.04.2024

3rd April 20241712098800000 || 1712098800

Aurora AH 17, Asterion AH 15 & Ashley AH 90 – 03.04.2024

3rd April 20241712098800000 || 1712098800

Boy Gordon A 441 Creels – 02.04.2024

2nd April 20241712012400000 || 1712012400

Sienna DE 1 Creels – 02.04.2024

2nd April 20241712012400000 || 1712012400

Freedom B/Sophy Rose Creels – 01.04.2024

1st April 20241711926000000 || 1711926000

Sunny Jim SY 1 – 29.03.2024

29th March 20241711670400000 || 1711670400

Peterhead Creel Agreement

25th March 20241711324800000 || 1711324800

Lily V WK 46 Creels – 22.03.2024

22nd March 20241711065600000 || 1711065600

Still Game LH 222 Creel Co-ordinates – 20.03.2024

20th March 20241710892800000 || 1710892800

Bella B LH 111 Creels – 11.03.2024

11th March 20241710115200000 || 1710115200

Soph Ash Jay 3 LH 60 & Jas N 3 LH 50 Creels – 08.03.2024

8th March 20241709856000000 || 1709856000