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)

Gwynt y Môr: Benthic Survey Update, October 2020

Mariners are advised that the benthic survey work that started to the south and west of Gwynt y Môr Offshore windfarm during September 2020 has been briefly halted and will resume again in early-mid November 2020.  The original Notice to … Continue reading

Isle of Man Interconnector Cable: Information for Mariners – October 2020

This notice provides an update on the current (October 2020) information that is available for mariners operating in the eastern Irish Sea in the vicinity of the Isle of Man Interconnector Cable.  It includes a summary of information about the … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Benthic Survey, September 2020

[Update – this information presented here has been superseded.  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 of the notices presently in … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Wave Buoy Maintenance, September 2020

[Update – this work has been completed.  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 of the notices presently in place for … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Jack up Vessel Operations – rescheduled start date, October 2020

[Update – this work has been completed.  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 of the notices presently in place for … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Jack up Vessel Operations, September 2020

Mariners are advised that maintenance operations are due to be carried out by the jack up vessel MPI Resolution at two locations within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm off the North Wales coast during September 2020.  A Notice … Continue reading

Moyle Interconnector, Larne and Belfast Lough Crossing Pipelines: Marine Survey Update, August 2020

Mariners are advised that marine geophysical survey work will commence in the North Channel over both the Moyle Interconnector Cable and the Scotland to Northern Ireland Pipeline in September 2020.  Survey work will also be taking place on the Larne Lough … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: ROV Survey Operations, July 2020

Mariners are advised that ROV survey operations are due to be carried out within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm off the North Wales coast during July 2020. A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised below … Continue reading

Awel y Môr Proposed Wind Farm: Survey Update, July-August 2020

This is an update for mariners about the ongoing survey operations being carried out off the North Wales coast for the proposed Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. 

Survey work in the array area is underway and is due to … Continue reading

Awel y Môr Proposed Wind Farm: Survey Update, June-July 2020

This is an update for mariners about the ongoing survey operations being carried out off the North Wales coast for the proposed Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm.  Survey work in the array area is underway and is due to … Continue reading