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REGISTRATION AND REGULATION OF VESSELS ENGAGED IN FISHING WITHIN THE CLYDE DOCKYARD PORT

01/01/2024

King’s Harbour Master Clyde

Direction 08/24

References

 

A: The Clyde Dockyard Port of Gareloch and Loch Long Order 2011. 

 

Introduction

 

1.   Mariners are advised that the King’s Harbour Master Clyde has made the following General Direction under the Clyde Dockyard Port of Gareloch and Loch Long Order 2011.

 

Procedure

 

2.   No fishing from any vessel or by persons swimming under the water shall be carried on within the limits of the Clyde Dockyard Port within:

 

a.   100 metres of the walls, slipways or boundaries of any Crown Establishment; or

 

b.   150 metres of any of His Majesty’s vessels, without the written permission of the King’s Harbour Master.

 

3.   No trawling or fishing by nets, whether drift or set nets, or laying creel pots shall be carried out in:

 

a.   the Rhu Narrows Restricted Channel,

 

b.   the Faslane Restricted and Protected Areas,

 

c.   the Coulport Restricted and Protected Areas,

 

d.   the Gareloch,

 

e.   the Glen Mallan Restricted Area.

 

Special Fishing Licence

 

4.   Applications for special fishing licences for the Loch Long Fishing Exclusion Zone (see Annex A below) can be made on the KHM Clyde website (Fishing License Form), or in writing to the Assistant King’s Harbour Master (AKHM) at Renown Building, HMNB Clyde, Faslane, Helensburgh, G84 8HL.  Applications should be made for each individual who will act as a vessel’s Master.

  

Annex A - Loch Long Fishing Exclusion Zone

 

5. The AKHM will write to the applicant within 28 days of receiving the application informing them of the decision and, if successful, the licence will be sent to the address provided.  It is then to be retained onboard the vessel to which it relates for inspection by the MoD Police Officers. 

 

6. The Special Fishing Licence will be valid for a period of two years from the date of issue, although KHM retains the right to revoke them at any time, should the vessel it is attributed to is found to have exhibited poor seamanship or caused a hazard to navigation within the Clyde Dockyard Port or its environs. Applications for renewal should be made in good time, and it is the responsibility of the licence holder to ensure that the licence is kept in date.

 

7. This General Direction will be reviewed by 06 Jan 25.

 

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