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Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency

Brief History:

The Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency is an Agency of the Scottish Executive. It was first established in 1991. The Agency's principal role is the enforcement of fisheries legislation and regulations in the seas around Scotland and in Scottish ports. Two aircraft are operated to patrol the fishing grounds. The aircraft are operated by civilian contractors on 5-year contracts.

National Markings:

No national markings are carried. The service titles FISHERIES PATROL are displayed on the fuselage sides of the aircraft.

Main Headquarters:

THE SCOTTISH FISHERIES PROTECTION AGENCY, Head Office Pentland House, 47 Robb's Loan, Edinburgh EH14 1TY.

Aircraft Inventory:

Current service types-
Aircraft Type Total
Role Origin
Reims Cessna F.406 Caravan % 2 2 Fisheries Patrol France
% = operated by Highland Airways under contract from 1 April 2004 (previously by Directflight Ltd of Norwich).


Order of Battle-
Type Base
two Reims Cessna F.406 Caravan Inverness Airport %
% = Previously based at Prestwick.


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