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.

Westro INS 20 Creels – 21.11.2022

21st November 20221668988800000 || 1668988800

Mixed Creels – 21.11.2022

21st November 20221668988800000 || 1668988800

Soph Ash Jay 3 LH 60 Creels – 16.11.2022

16th November 20221668556800000 || 1668556800

Jas N 3 LH 50 Creels – 16.11.2022

16th November 20221668556800000 || 1668556800

Boy Gordon A 441 Creels – 07.11.2022

7th November 20221667779200000 || 1667779200

Pilot ME BH 130 Creels – 07.11.2022

7th November 20221667779200000 || 1667779200

Freedom B/Sophy Rose Creels – 04.11.2022

4th November 20221667520000000 || 1667520000

Camann BF 160 Creels – 31.10.2022

31st October 20221667174400000 || 1667174400

Asterion AH 15 – 28.10.2022

28th October 20221666911600000 || 1666911600

Ashley AH 90 – 28.10.2022

28th October 20221666911600000 || 1666911600

Aurora AH 17 – 28.10.2022

28th October 20221666911600000 || 1666911600