Fishery Liaison

Fishery Liaison Services are a key part of any marine development and a core aspect of our work.  Good relations between the developer and the local fishing community are vital to minimise disruption to fishermen and to help projects proceed swiftly and smoothly.

Our Fishery Liaison Service builds good relationships between developer and fishermen, and ensures that project information is readily available to all interested parties.  Updates on all of the projects that we’re working on are posted on this website and sent to our extensive list of stakeholders as part of this service.

The most recent project updates are listed on the right hand side of this page.  Project descriptions, links, and an archive of all of the fishery liaison updates are also listed on the dedicated page for each project (navigate from the “Fishery Liaison” menu above).

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Updates (chronological list, newest first)

North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm: Update on Maintenance Operations, October 2017

Mariners are advised that heavy lifting operations are due to be carried out in the North Hoyle wind farm, by the jack-up platform Wind.  These are due to start on the 15th October 2017 and will take approximately 4-8 days to … Continue reading

Western HVDC Link: Exposed cable, Liverpool Bay

Mariners are advised that following recent survey work along the Western HVDC Link cable route an area of cable has been found to require rock protection to ensure that it is adequately buried.  The location of this area is illustrated … Continue reading

Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm: Maintenance Operations, October 2017

Mariners are advised that maintenance operations are due to be carried out at the Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm by the jack-up platform Wind Server, starting on the 8th October 2017.  A Notice to Mariners has been issued , which is … Continue reading

Western HVDC Link Progress Update: September 25th 2017

Mariners are advised that work has recently been completed on the rock protection work to the south of the Isle of Man and the survey work on the Western HVDC Link cable route in the North Channel and Irish Sea.

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Western HVDC Link: Survey Work – North Channel & Irish Sea

[Update – the information in this notice has been superseded by more recent notices.  The notice remains as part of the historical record of notices issued for this project.  Please refer to the most recent notice for an up-to-date record … Continue reading

Western HVDC Link: Cable Installation – Additional Works, Irish Sea

[Update – the information in this notice has been superseded by more recent notices.  The notice remains as part of the historical record of notices issued for this project.  Please refer to the most recent notice for an up-to-date record … Continue reading

Moyle Interconnector: Cable Repair, August-September 2017

Mariners are advised that the vessel Nexans Skagerrak is being mobilised to carry out repair work on the southern Moyle Interconnector power cable in the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland.  This work is due to commence on the 25th … Continue reading

Western HVDC Link: Progress Update, Irish Sea

[Update – the information in this notice has been superseded by more recent notices.  The notice remains as part of the historical record of notices issued for this project.  Please refer to the most recent notice for an up-to-date record … Continue reading

North Hoyle Wind Farm: Notice of Lifting Operations, August 2017

Mariners are advised that heavy lifting operations are  due to be carried out within the North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm during August 2017.  A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised below and can be downloaded Continue reading

Western HVDC Link: Additional Works, Irish Sea

[Update – the information in this notice has been superseded by more recent notices.  The notice remains as part of the historical record of notices issued for this project.  Please refer to the most recent notice for an up-to-date record … Continue reading