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: Rock Placement works, Irish Sea – September 2019

Mariners are advised that rock placement works are due to commence on an offshore section of the Western HVDC Link cable in the North Channel in the Irish Sea in late September 2019.   Rock placement is required to cover some short sections of … Continue reading

Western HVDC Link: Deep water survey work, Irish Sea & Firth of Clyde, September – October 2019

Mariners are advised that survey work is due to be carried out along the Western HVDC Link cable route in the Irish Sea during the period September-October 2019.  A notice to mariners about these operations can be downloaded Continue reading

Western HVDC Link: Shallow water survey work – Firth of Clyde, August 2019

Mariners are advised that shallow water survey work is due to be carried out along the Western HVDC Link cable route in the Firth of Clyde during August 2019.  A notice to mariners about these operations can be downloaded Continue reading

Western HVDC Link: Shallow water survey work – Liverpool Bay, August 2019

Mariners are advised that shallow water survey work is due to be carried out along the Western HVDC Link cable route in Liverpool Bay during August 2019.  A notice to mariners about these operations can be downloaded Continue reading

Deep Green Project: Installation Operations, August 2019

Mariners are advised that Minesto UK Ltd will be carrying out installation operations for their “Deep Green” tidal energy converter in the Holyhead Deep off the coast of Anglesey, North Wales, in August 2019.  Details of the operations are provided … Continue reading

Western HVDC Link: Update on Irish Sea Cable Operations – Exposed Cable Sections, June 2019

Mariners are advised of the completion of the urgent operations that were required for an offshore section of the Western HVDC Link cable in the Irish Sea.

There are currently short sections of exposed cable in this area.  Burial of … Continue reading

North West England Coastal Monitoring Survey: May-June 2019

Mariners are advised that bathymetric survey operations are due to be carried out between the Solway Firth and the Dee Estuary starting in May 2019.  A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised below and can be downloaded Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Survey Operations, May 2019

Mariners are advised that survey operations are due to be carried out off the North Wales coast within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm during May 2019.  A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised below and can … Continue reading

Western HVDC Link: Update on Irish Sea Cable Operations, April 2019

This is an update to our previous notice about operations on the Western HVDC Link cable in the North Channel between the coasts of Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Mariners are advised that urgent operations are required at an offshore section … Continue reading

Western HVDC Link: Irish Sea – Cable Operations, April 2019

Mariners are advised that urgent operations are required in an offshore section of the Western HVDC Link cable in the North Channel between the coasts of Northern Ireland and Scotland.  Details of these operations are provided in a Notice to … Continue reading