Monthly Archives: August 2021

Channel Lightvessel replaced with buoy

31st August 2021 Trinity House recently completed the replacement of the Channel Lightvessel with the Channel Buoy, using THVs Galatea and Patricia. The new Safe Water Mark is Trinity House’s largest buoy type and will maintain meteorological and hydrographic monitoring, now that the lightvessel position has successfully established a marine traffic pattern in the area. The operation to tow the ...

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NGOs: ‘All vessels must have REM and VMS’

23rd August 2021 Launching their new report – ‘Shifting gears – achieving climate-smart fisheries’ – WWF, the RSPB and the MCS call for a raft of restrictive measures aimed mainly at trawling but also including REM and VMS on all vessels fishing in UK waters. They say Scotland’s seas and fisheries could play ‘a pivotal role in the fight against ...

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Public Notice: Section 153 Of The Planning Act 2008

Regulation 6 of the infrastructure planning (changes to, and revocation of, development consent orders) regulations 2011 Notice of application to make a non-material change to the following development consent order:  The East Anglia THREE Offshore Wind Farm Order 2017 (as amended) (S1 2017/826, 2018/843, 2019/997 and 2021/471) (2017 Order (as amended)) 1. An application has been made by East Anglia THREE ...

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Exhibition shines spotlight on women’s roles in fishing industry

25th August 2021 A new exhibition about the important role of women in the fishing industry over time is now open at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre at North Shields Fish Quay. The exhibition, entitled ‘That’s Women’s Work’, will run until the end of the year and looks at the changing roles of women in the fishing industry over ...

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UK to introduce world-leading ban on shark fin trade

27th August 2021 The UK is to ban the import and export of detached shark fins and products containing them, international ocean minister Lord Goldsmith has announced, meaning that the UK will go further than any other country in working for an end to the practice of shark finning. The trade ban will extend to shark fin products including tinned ...

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2021 Seafish fleet survey researchers’ diaries: Catching fishers

26th August 2021 Oscar Wilkie shares a week in the life of a fleet researcher The fleet survey is an aspect of my job at Seafish that I – along with my fellow researchers Carlos and Joe – cannot wait to come around. This year, the anticipation was even greater. Covid-19 meant that a face-to-face survey was not possible in ...

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Marine Institute launches interactive archive

24th August 2021 To celebrate National Heritage Week 2021, the Marine Institute has launched a new Interactive Marine Archive. Two rare historical collections on Irish sea and inland fisheries have been digitised and made openly available and interactive. The Interactive Marine Archive includes two collections, the Sea and Inland Fisheries reports from 1839 to 1987, and the Scientific Investigations collection, ...

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Public Notice: Section 48 Planning Act 2008

24th August 2021 Regulation 4 infrastructure planning (applications: prescribed forms and procedure) Regulations 2009 The Awely Y Môr offshore wind farm order 2021 Notice publicising a proposed application for a development consent order (‘DCO’) Notice is hereby given that Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Limited (the “Applicant”) of Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, SN5 ...

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Public Notice: The Marine And Coastal Access Act 2009

The marine works (environmental impact assessment) regulations 2007 (as amended) application for: Westermost rough offshore windfarm array cable stabilisation   Notice is hereby given that Westermost Rough Limited, 5 Howick Place, Westminster, London, SW1P 1WG has applied to Marine Management Organisation, (‘MMO’) for a marine licence to carry out a regulated activity under the Marine and Coastal Act 2009. The ...

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NGOs call for more cuts in fishing to save climate

23rd August 2021 Record stocks ‘disprove claims of overfishing’ Scottish industry leaders have hit out angrily at calls by a coalition of leading green groups for the Scottish government to reduce bottom trawling and introduce a raft of other restrictive measures to fight climate change, reports Tim Oliver. In what they say is a new ‘landmark’ report, WWF, the RSPB ...

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