The Cruising Association welcomes Scottish Marking Order for Lobster Pot Buoys

The Cruising Association’s Regulations and Technical Services group, RATS, has welcomed the initiative taken by the Scottish government which came into force on 20 June making the marking of a string of creels (lobster or crab pots) with anything other than a buoy made for that purpose unlawful.


RATS has been vociferously campaigning for clearer marking of static fishing gear and lobster pot markers since 2017, and will be pressing for the rest of the UK to follow suit.

Details here of Scottish Government Creel Marking Guidance

7 July 2020