Fishing Vessels

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 19th July 2021.

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Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Benyon on 1 July (HL1216), what is the breakdown by type and ownership of the "15 vessels from the Royal Navy Overseas Patrol Squadron and Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities".

Photo of Lord Benyon Lord Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) can call upon the Royal Navy Overseas Patrol Squadron who have three batch 1 Patrol Vessels (HMS Tyne, HMS Severn and HMS Mersey) available for fishery protection duties. In addition, patrol vessels under the Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) provide coverage around England’s coast. The IFCAs operate a range of craft which the MMO can call upon to assist with fulfilling its at-sea duties of: boarding vessels and inspections, intelligence gathering and the issuing of directions to vessels. The vessels range from small Rigid Inflatable type boats suitable for estuarine and close inshore through to more substantial craft more able to work ‘near’ offshore waters. The table details the IFCA vessels currently able to be called upon.

IFCA

Vessel Name

Location

Type of Vessel

North Western

North West Protector

Whitehaven

FPV

North Western

Protector Charlies

Whitehaven

RIB

North Western

Protector Bravo

Whitehaven

RIB

North Western

Bay Protector

Liverpool

RIB

North Western

Protector Gamma

Barrow

RIB

North Western

Zodiac Bravo

Carnforth

RIB

Northumberland

St Aidan

North Shields

FPV

Northumberland

Robert Arckless MBE

Amble

RIB

North Eastern

NE Guardian III

Whitby

FPV

North Eastern

Bravo 1

Whitby

RIB

North Eastern

Protector III

Whitby

RIB

Eastern

Sebastian Terelinck

Sutton Bridge

FPV

Eastern

Three Counties

Sutton Bridge

Survey Vessel

Eastern

John Allen

Wisbech

FPV

Eastern

Sea Spray

Levington

RIB

Kent and Essex

Nerrisa

Ramsgate

FPV

Kent and Essex

Tamesis

Brightlingsea

FPV

Kent and Essex

FPV Vigilant

Brightlingsea

RIB

Sussex

Watchful

Shoreham

FPV

Sussex

Merlin

Shoreham

RIB

Southern

Stella Barbera

Southampton

RIB

Southern

Protector

Portland

RIB

Southern

Endeavour

Poole

RIB

Devon and Severn

David Rowe

Brixham

RIB

Devon and Severn

Enforcer

Brixham

RIB

Cornwall

St Piran

Newlyn

FPV

Cornwall

Lyonesse

Newlyn

RIB

Cornwall

Avalon

Newlyn

RIB

Cornwall

Tiger Lily

Newlyn

Survey Vessel

Isles of Scilly

Vigilant

St Mary’s Bay

RIB

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