Tor Bay Harbour

Harbour Masters Notice 10/18

Vessel Interaction in Tor Bay Harbour

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BERRY HEAD (Coastal Waters) AREA of SPECIAL PROTECTION

From 25 March 2018 until 01 August 2018

Wildlife: The Berry Head and Berry Head (Southern Redoubt) (Areas of Special Protection) (Amendment) Order 1988.

 

The above mentioned Order was issued by the Department of the Environment in 1988 and it amended the previous Berry Head and Berry Head (Southern Redoubt) (Areas of Special Protection) Order 1984 by establishing a part of the coastal waters lying off Berry Head and the Southern Redoubt as an area of special protection for wild birds under section 3 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The attached drawing shows the area, within the hatched lines, that is an Area of Special Protection.

 

Any person who, within the Berry Head Area of Special Protection or the Berry Head (Southern Redoubt) Area of Special Protection or the Berry Head (Coastal Waters) Area of Special Protection, at any time intentionally :-

Shall be guilty of an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

 

Any mariner who, especially between the 25th March and the 31st July in any year, enters the Area of Special Protection established in the coastal waters lying off Berry Head (as shown in the attached drawing) is likely to be found guilty of an offence if initiating any contravention of the aforementioned stipulations. This includes any person using a kayak/canoe and/or paddleboarders.

 

For any further advice mariners can contact the Berry Head Ranger on telephone number 01803 882619 or email: berryhead@countryside-trust.org.uk

Adam Parnell

Tor Bay Harbour Master