Fishing - managed areas

What is it: 

The various layers show areas which are subject to fishing restrictions or closures (either all year or seasonal) for one of a number of reasons: closed to all fishing; species restrictions; gear restrictions (static and mobile); vessel size / capacity restrictions.

Some of these restrictions are also included on the UK fishing restrictions from Kingfisher

Links to Scotland's Marine Atlas: 
This information page is part of the theme: 
Montage of all layers to show various fishing restrictions © Marine Scotland
Montage of all layers to show various fishing restrictions © Marine Scotland

Links and Resources

Map Typesort descending Click title for metadata and licence information Date of data View Map
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing of BLUE LING is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing with GILLNETS is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing with CREELS is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing with (STATIC) HOOKS is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing with BOTTOM TRAWLS is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing with PELAGIC TRAWLS is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing with DREDGES is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing with SUCTION DREDGES is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing with vessels over a certain LENGTH is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Regulating and Several Orders for shellfish 2019-08-18 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing is allowed by NON-UK vessels within Scottish waters - foreign fishing rights in coastal waters and the Faroes Special Area 2023-03-16 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing of HORSE MUSSELS is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where ALL FISHING is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing BY HAND is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing of SANDEELS is restricted 2023-03-16 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing of BASS is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing/harvesting of COCKLES is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing of QUEEN SCALLOPS is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing of KING SCALLOPS is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing of RAZOR CLAMS (Ensis spp.) is authorised for scientific purposes 2022-02-03 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing of HERRING is restricted 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi
Map Layers (NMPi) Areas where fishing with BOTTOM CONTACTING MOBILE GEAR is prohibited or not practical 2024-02-22 Access this map on NMPi