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Queen's Harbour Master Plymouth

LNTM No 015/18

Small Craft Anchorage off Plymouth Hoe - Information

1.         This notice is issued for information by the Queens Harbour Master Plymouth

2.         A dive survey has located a number of Fan Shells in the vicinity of the small craft anchorage off Plymouth Hoe.  The Fan Shell is one of the rarest molluscs in the UK and is a protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.  After consultation within the maritime community through the Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum and the Port of Plymouth Maritime Liaison Committee a series of measures to safeguard the habitat has been introduced.

3.         In order to protect this rare species small craft are requested not to anchor in the small craft anchorage off Plymouth Hoe.  Alternative anchorages are available close by, north of Drakes Island and in Barn Pool.  Similarly, fishing using nets or trawls and the laying of lobster or crab pots in the area to the South of the Hoe is prohibited.

1st January 2018

Monday 01 Jan 2018

Queen's Harbour Master Plymouth