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Sea Fisheries

Commercial Fishing and Aquaculture

The Sea Fisheries section of the Commerce and Employment Department is based at Raymond Falla House. 

Our role is varied and includes:

  1. Administration of the licensing regime for all British registered fishing vessels.
  2. Enforcing fisheries legislation on land and at sea.
  3. Compiling catch and effort statistics on the fishing industry.
  4. Day to Day liaison with industry members and other local Government Departments.
  5. Maintenance and operation of fisheries protection vessel Leopardess.
  6. Administration of imports and exports of aquaculture products.
  7. Licensing of shellfish farms.

There are five members of staff:

Senior Sea Fisheries Officer - Chris Morris  

Sea Fisheries Officer (Control & Monitoring)David Wilkinson

Sea Fisheries Officer (Marine & Enforcement) Michael Phillips

Assistant Sea Fisheries Officer - Andrew Innes.

Temporary Assistant Sea Fisheries Officer - Amy Critchlow