We provide liaison services and fisheries advice to our offshore clients using local knowledge and extensive fisheries experience to encourage cooperation and also ensure operations run smoothly and efficiently therefore minimising disturbance to both clients vessels and commercial fishing vessels. This includes the development of a Fisheries Liaison Plan which can be continuously updated through the project planning and development process, and beyond construction to the operational phase.
We lead the coordination and identification of vessels in operation, charting the location, type and value of fishing undertaken, assessing the density and location of static gear, the potential displacement of mobile fishing vessels and interact with the client in order to develop a suitable fisheries mitigation action plan.
Throughout the duration of a project we will continue to engage with commercial fishermen and other legitimate sea users and provide advice regarding their potential influence on the project to our clients and their appointed contractors, from the project planning stage through construction and in to operation. When required we will also organise and lead commercial fishery working groups and provide advice on the negotiation of compensation agreements associated with surveys, installation, decommissioning activities and wider associate works. Through these working groups we will also help to identify ways to minimise and mitigate potential impacts on local communities.