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The ‘Summary of responses’ analyses responses received, sets out the outcome of this consultation and outlines the next steps to be taken. It is the responsibility of:
- Welsh ministers to designate any Welsh fishery harbours with the power to give harbour directions
- Scottish Ministers to designate any statutory harbour authorities in Scotland
This consultation concerns seeks feedback on designating the power to give harbour directions to an initial 31 harbour authorities. Applications for designation were received from 31 statutory harbour authorities in England and statutory non-fishery harbour authorities in Wales.
The Harbours Act 1964 was amended by section 5 of the Marine Navigation Act 2013 which inserted sections 40A to 40D. These sections provide a mechanism for the Secretary of State for Transport to, by order, designate harbour authorities with the power to give harbour directions. The aim of this is to allow harbour authorities to better regulate shipping and improve safety within their harbour area.
It is the responsibility of:
- Welsh Ministers to designate any Welsh fishery harbours
- Scottish Ministers to designate statutory harbour authorities in Scotland
with the power to give harbour directions.