6 Nautical Miles (6M) limit - Scottish Inshore Waters - Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984

What is it: 

This is the inshore fishing boundary - 6 miles from baselines - and is defined in the Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984. Inshore waters, part of Territorial Waters (12 mile limit), form part of Scotland as defined in the Scotland Act 1998. 

While competence for sea fisheries rests at EU level, the UK has exclusive rights to fish within 6 miles. Devolution means that Scottish Ministers are responsible for the regulation of sea fishing within the Scottish zone of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). 

Updated figures on coastline length etc. (as found in Scotland’s Marine Atlas) can be accessed in the ‘Data Sources’ tab at the bottom of the page.

See the legend tab on MS Maps NMPi layers for the various components of the limit; part of the limit is the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundary..

Links to Scotland's Marine Atlas: 
This information page is part of the theme: 
Various maritime limits around Scotland © Marine Scotland