We want to know what you think of our proposed changes to marine licensing exemptions in marine areas. Marine licence exemptions mean that you don’t have to apply for a marine licence to carry out specific activities. We plan to add some new exemptions 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
We’re also seeking views on removing or amending other exemptions.