Marine Survey Services

The Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) is now responsible for overseeing the construction of fishing vessels less than 24m registered length.

Seafish handed responsibility of Marine Survey services back to the MCA on 21 July 2020. 

This follows a decision by the Seafish Board in September 2019 to terminate our agreement with the MCA for providing these services on their behalf. Our decision to withdraw from this agreement reflects a growing recognition that this specialist work is significantly different to our more regular services and that MCA is better resourced to deliver it.

The MCA has published guidance on Gov.UK on the new procedures to be implemented from 21 July 2020. This includes notification on how to submit applications. 

For further information, please contact seafish@seafish.co.uk