The shell fish police

G

Guest

Guest
and generous dolphins....

Been a bit absent lately and I missed this one. Since it is all about harbours conservation areas, windfarms, anchoring, fishing and dredging and speeding! I thought it was of interest especially the bit below and associated parts about boarding vessels. It is nice to know they believe maintenance on a private mooring would not need a license. It looks like a removal of local representation on harbours.

http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/consult/marinebill-whitepaper07/marinebill-whitepaper.pdf

[ QUOTE ]

6.178 We propose that the following sanctions will be made available when a conservation offence has been committed:

Fixed penalties. Where an offence has been committed under the proposed nature

conservation by-laws the MMO will able to issue a fixed penalty notice. A fixed penalty

system would avoid disproportionately criminalising activities and the need for lengthy

and costly court intervention.



[/ QUOTE ]

Also the RYA seem like it is on the case, although I think they have the role of dolphins mistaken:

[ QUOTE ]

... less clear as to where exactly the dolphin resides and when they are coming to pay along side a boat ...


[/ QUOTE ]
 

JasB

New member
Joined
28 Oct 2005
Messages
916
Location
Harwich
Visit site
I glanced at one or two pages and then I began to lose the will to live. What I gleaned before my eyes started to glaze over was nothing much to do with recreational sailing, but more to do with commercial actvities...am I wrong? Any chance you could translate the important parts into English for me?
 

Birdseye

Well-known member
Joined
9 Mar 2003
Messages
28,156
Location
s e wales
Visit site
Its the usual socialist command economy stuff. Everything must be controlled. Bit like Dr Who's Daleks, the civil service approaches crying "Regulate, regulate"

As far as I can see it creates a whole new layer of beurocrasy (why can I never spell that word) which will license and plan and enforce everything offshore. Large numbers of officials will be empowered to board you, to require you to go to a nominated port whether suitable or safe or not, you will need a license to catch the odd bass for your dinner, and the carrot soufflee brigade will control whether you can have a mooring or not.

I didnt once come across the word "sailing" in the paper, nor was there any mention of the RYA that I could see. But there was mention of sea grass - so you can see where you fit in the priorities of the apparatchiks (another word I cant spell).

In short, you wouldnt believe it. /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif
 
G

Guest

Guest
Ignore the first sections it is total rear evacuations emanating from domesticated male bovine dietary choices.

The key words are "leisure" "fines" "boarding" "confiscation" and "moorings".

The key phrase is "Control of unregulated activities"

The rest can be swilled out into the pit.

The RYA answer that has dolphins paying for their nomadic style is:

http://www.rya.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/1FF93...nebillDec05.pdf
 
Top