Closed consultation

Marine licensing: proposed changes to exemptions

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Seeking views on proposed changes to marine licensing exemptions.

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Consultation description

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.

Published 2 November 2018