Reduction in landing dues for fishing vessels –

Reduction in landing dues for fishing vessels Published:  16 July, 2007

AS part of its current strategy to encourage fishing vessels to use the ports of Whitby and Scarborough, it has been agreed that the ad valorem landing charge on nephrops will be reduced to 2%.

A prolific prawn fishery off the Yorkshire Coast is regularly visited by a fleet of fishing vessels. It is hoped that these vessels will note the reduction in charges and use the ports of Whitby and Scarborough to land their products.

As well as the reduction in nephrop ad valorem landing charges, local fishing vessels from either Whitby or Scarborough will be able to land their fishery products in either port and provided the landing is of a reasonable quality and their annual charges are paid, may remain in port for a maximum of 48 hours without further harbour dues being levied.

The quantity of fish products landed must be relative to the size capability of the vessel involved and normal ad valorem charges will be applicable. This incentive for local vessel has been agree with Cllr Christon, Portfolio Holder for Harbours on a 12 month trial basis starting 1 April 2007. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.