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)

Western HVDC Link: Update – Liverpool Bay – Cable Operations, May 2018

Mariners are advised of an update to the list of vessels that are carrying out urgent operations on an inshore section of the Western HVDC Link cable, approximately 1.7km from the southern landfall on the Wirral.  Details of the operations … Continue reading

Western HVDC Link: Liverpool Bay – Cable Operations, May 2018

Mariners are advised that urgent operations are required in an inshore section of the Western HVDC Link cable, approximately 1.7km from the southern landfall on the Wirral.  Details of these operations are provided in a Notice to Mariners that can … Continue reading

Deep Green Project: Installation Operations, May 2018

Mariners are advised that Minesto UK Ltd will be starting installation operations for a “Deep Green” tidal energy converter in the Holyhead Deep off the coast of Anglesey, North Wales, in May 2018.  Details of the operations are provided in … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Survey Operations, March 2018

Mariners are advised that geophysical survey operations are due to be carried out in and around the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm during March 2018.  A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised below and can be downloaded … Continue reading

Western HVDC Link: Rock Placement Work, December 2017

Mariners are advised that following recent survey work along the Western HVDC Link cable route some areas of installed cable have been found to require additional protection.  Some remedial rock placement work is due to be carried out in December … Continue reading

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

[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

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