Closed – consultation on revision to marine licensing exemptions

Closes 11:45 p.m. 14th December 2018

Defra is seeking views on proposed changes to marine licensing exemptions in the marine areas where the Secretary of State is the appropriate licensing authority, as administered by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO).

Marine licence exemptions mean that organisations don’t have to apply for a marine licence to carry out specific activities. New exemptions are planned for:

  • recovery of marine litter and abandoned, discarded or lost fishing gear by recreational divers
  • use of vehicles or vessels to routinely remove marine litter by a Harbour Authority
  • in-water hull cleaning of lightly fouled recreational vessels

They are also seeking views on removing or amending other exemptions.

For more information follow this link.


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