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Commercial fishing – guidance notes

This page has the recently updated guidance notes relating to commercial fishing within the territorial sea and also for Manx vessels fishing outside of the territorial sea. This includes information for all vessels relating to logbooks, electronic logbooks and VMS (Vessel Monitoring System). The guidance notes cover the legislation surrounding logbooks and VMS, including what you must do in the event of any technical issues with your system hardware.

Any further information can be obtained by calling +44 1624 685857 or emailing

Manx vessels fishing outside of the territorial sea

Fishing Activity Logbook and eLog

Vessel Monitoring System (VMS)

Shellfish activity logbook

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