Closed – consultation: Proposed MGN 581 (F) Registration surveys for fishing vessels under 15m

Closes 11:45 p.m. 29th January 2018

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is consulting on a new system for Registration Surveys for vessels under 15m built before 16th July 2007 which wish to become fishing vessels.

Merchant Shipping Notice (MSN) 1871 allows vessels of less than 15m built before 16 July 2007 to be considered by the MCA for registration as fishing vessels. As part of the registration process MCA requires evidence that vessels are safe and suitable for commercial fishing and this evidence was formerly provided by Seafish surveyors. Seafish ceased to undertake this kind of survey from 30th November 2017 and MCA will now oversee the surveys which will be conducted by authorised surveyors on behalf of MCA. The proposed Marine Guidance Note (MGN) 581 sets out how the new processes to be undertaken.

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