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Detailed guide: Record your catch

Marine Management Organisation

October 3
08:26 2019

Please note this is a phased introduction and the service is being tested with invited fishers only.

Overview

Use this service to create and submit catch records for all English and Welsh under 10 metre (U10m) flag vessels that fish in UK waters.

You can use this service if you are a:

  • vessel owner
  • skipper

If you are a member of a producer organisation you should not use the online record your catch service and should continue to record your catch using a paper logbook.

All U10m flag vessels need to record their catch. The information is used to help UK fishing authorities manage fishing levels in a sustainable way.

This service replaces:

  • the NEP1 form
  • the MSAR1 form, however, depending on your location, local IFCAs may require additional information
  • the requirement to complete a log book when leasing fish quota and/or when fishing in 2 ICES areas (currently IV4/VIId and VIId/VIIe)

How to get an invite and register

How to get an invite

Vessel owners

You should receive an invite email. When you receive the invite email depends on your vessel size. You will have a period of time to register and begin using the service before your licence condition is applicable

Skippers

To get an invite email contact the owner of the vessel you work on.

How to register

Vessel owners

When you register youll be asked to add the ports and gear you normally use and the species you catch for each of your vessels.

Adding this information before your trip makes it quicker to create a catch record. Youll only need to do this once and you can change it in the future.

You can also add skippers to create catch records on your behalf.

Skippers

When you register youll be asked for your address and contact number.

What to record

You must create a catch record for everything you catch on every fishing trip, even if you only catch one fish or shellfish.

Youll be asked for information about your trip and give estimates of the live weight of what youve caught. Your estimates must be within 10% of the actual weights in your sales note.

Landed weights can be converted to live weights by multiplying them by a conversion factor.

If you catch species with catch limits (quota) all sizes of fish must be recorded unless exemptions apply.

Youll be also asked for the area, the statistical sub rectangle, where the majority of your catch was caught.

ICES Sub Rectangle: North East

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ICES Sub Rectangle: East

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ICES Sub Rectangle: South East

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