The Seafarers (Insolvency, Collective Redundancies and Information and Consultation Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 have now been published and will come into force on Friday 13th April 2018. These Regulations will remove a number of preclusions affecting share fishermen, thereby extending the following rights:
Mackinnons remain the premier provider of legal advice to the Scottish fishing fleet.
Our commercial marine law team regularly act for fishing vessel owners, fish producer organisations and vessel managers in this specialist area of law, advising our clients throughout the application for and transfer of fishing licences, in the establishment of licence entitlements and the transfer of licence entitlements and in fish quota sale, purchase and leasing arrangements.
In addition, we also represent lenders, dealing with security arrangements relating to fishing licences and quotas.