Marine Scotland manages quota for fish stocks and all inshore fisheries within the 12 nautical mile territorial water limit. It is also responsible for controlling the activities of fishing vessels and fishing effort (days spent at sea) in the North Sea, west of Scotland and Faroese waters.
In this section, citable data and reports relevant to fishing activities will be added.
Description of the state of the fish and shellfish stocks of commercial importance to the Scottish fishing fleet. TACs and quotas for each stock for 2016 are described, as well as the life history and biology of the species caught.