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  1. Some of you may be interested in this proposal Dave Susanne Rupp-Armstrong <sarmstrong@abpmer.co.uk> 10:21 AM (7 hours ago) Hello! I’m writing to you today to invite you to a fisheries consultation meeting on a proposed new aggregates dredging area west of the Isle of Wight (on behalf of CEMEX). The venue is still being confirmed, but for now, if you are interested, could you please hold the date: 29 Jan 2019, 6 to 8pm, Lymington. If you are a representative of a fishing association, we would be very grateful if you could forward this email to any fishermen you think might be affected. We might have contacted you about this before, the consultation has been ongoing for a while. However, some fishermen we spoke to recently indicated that they would be interested in a meeting, so this meeting has been set up to give fishermen the opportunity to discuss the proposed application with CEMEX and us, and to get a better idea of how fishermen might be affected. In order to help you decide whether you might be affected by the proposed new dredging area, please find some information below and attached. In summary, CEMEX are planning to apply for a marine dredging licence, in order to dredge materials from Area 522, which would be immediately north and west of their existing dredging area 137, some 2.5 to 7 nautical miles west of the Isle of Wight (see attached map and coordinates). By way of background, we are the consultancy which has been commissioned by CEMEX to undertake the Environmental Impact Assessment, and we are in the process of finalising the Environmental Statement (ES) before it is submitted to the MMO. This will be the main document which will support the licence application by CEMEX to dredge in Area 522. Once the ES has been submitted, the MMO will undertake formal consultation on the ES / application, which would then get advertised and give you a further opportunity to comment. In terms of the proposed application, CEMEX is seeking permission to extract a total of 4.5 Million tonnes (Mt) of sands and gravels over a 15 year licence term from Area 522, with an annual maximum extraction of 0.6 Mt and an average annual extraction of 0.3 Mt. This would translate into approximately 1.2 to 2.3 dredger visits per week (average versus maximum). Following discussions with some fishermen last year, CEMEX has developed mitigation measures which are aimed at reducing impacts on fish and fisheries when compared to what they had previously planned. Firstly, CEMEX have considerably reduced the area over time from what was first published on the Crown Estate (TCE) website. The initial Crown Estate Exploration and Option Area on TCE’s website has been halved in size, following survey work, from 21.6 sq km to 10 sq km. The reduced 10 sq km is the area that represents the application area for a MMO marine licence. CEMEX are now furthermore proposing to implement an active dredge zone (ADZ), whereby they would commit to reducing the area potentially directly impacted at any one time to a quarter of that area, i.e. 2.5 sq km. CEMEX will also consider reducing the ADZ in neighbouring Area 137. Furthermore, CEMEX propose to establish a fisheries liaison group to facilitate communication and potentially further reduce spatial impacts. How such a group could work would need to be further discussed with you and your colleagues. It is also worth noting that the dredging companies are all signed up to a good practice guidance (https://bmapa.org/documents/BMAPA_TCE_Good_Practice_Guidance_04.2017.pdf), which means that they routinely observe ‘standard mitigation measures’, which include, amongst others, leaving a capping layer of similar seabed sediment, which reduces impacts and allows the seabed to recover after dredging (this is now subject to regular regional monitoring overseen by Cefas). I will be in touch again over the next few days to confirm the venue. Best regards, Susanne Dr Susanne Armstrong | Senior Consultant | ABPmer Quayside Suite| Medina Chambers | Town Quay | Southampton| SO14 2AQ | Direct: 023 8071 1885 | Tel: 023 8071 1840 | Email: sarmstrong@abpmer.co.uk Please note that I do not work on Fridays. Area 522 Coordinates_Oct2018.xlsx
  2. Coddy

    Happy birthday Neal - the big 60..

    Happy Birthday Neal, Hope you celebrate in style with some beer and cake
  3. Charlie has put up a great response template on the club's Facebook page but I suspect not everyone has a Facebook account I therefore have attached the template in MS Word format so you can edit it easily. Don't forget that responses need to be in to Southern IFCA on the 7th Dec Email address to use is enquiries@southern-ifca.gov.uk Response to SIFCA public consultation regarding Netting.docx
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    Web designer

    Hi Neil I use to use Mark to look after my website but I recently closed it down due to retirement. Great service and good price, well worth a call Mark Gracey Flavourfy Digital | Digital Compliance Hub - Data Protection, Privacy & Marketing Compliance & Online Security mark@flavourfy.co.uk | 07833 297193 www.flavourfydigital.co.uk | www.digitalcompliancehub.co.uk Forgot to add he uses Wordpress I think Dave
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    Flounder Comp.

    Hope you have all sent your complaints to Southern IFCA
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    Lever Arch Folders & Ring Binders

    Don't forget you have to keep records for 7 years for HMRC etc! I just burn a CD for each year so if anyone wants info I can give them the CD and they can print out what they want
  7. Hi all If you wish to see exactly what Southern IFCA are proposing, they are holding a number of drop in locations to view and chat I have attached a copy of their poster of where and when. Dave ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Stakeholder As you may be aware, Southern IFCA is undertaking a review of net fishing management arrangements for estuary, harbour and pier areas in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. A public consultation is being held to seek the community’s views on a series of proposed measures. The closing date for this consultation is Friday 7th December 2018. Further details, including the consultation document, can be found on the Southern IFCA website (www.southern-ifca.gov.uk). Southern IFCA is holding a series of drop-in style meetings to provide stakeholders with the opportunity to learn more about the proposed measures and to provide their views. Members of the public are welcome to attend the following meetings: Yarmouth - Thurs 15th November at Yarmouth Sailing Club, PO41 0NL Portsmouth – Tues 20th November at Eastney Cruising Association, PO4 9LY Poole – Weds 21st November at North Haven Yacht Club, BH13 7QB Bridport - Tues 27th November at The Salthouse, DT6 4HB Bembridge - Weds 28th November at Bembridge Angling Club, PO33 1XJ Lyndhurst – Thurs 29th November at The New Forest Heritage Centre, SO43 7NY All meetings will take place between 15:00 and 19:00 - stakeholders may attend at any point between these times. I also attach a poster advertising these meetings – please do share this information if you can. Many thanks, Simon Pengelly Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer Email: Simon.Pengelly@southern-ifca.gov.uk Tel: 01202 721373 Mob:07834030309 Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority 64 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Poole. BH14 9BN Web: www.southern-ifca.gov.uk Southern IFCA netting drop-in meeting poster.pdf
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    Birthday greetings Oli

    Belated Birthday wishes Dave
  9. Coddy

    Friday 2nd. Looking good.

    I was out with Allan on Fisheagle on Friday, it was a nice day and flat calm but no fish to speak of, very very slow. We called on Ch 6 to see if anyone was about but no replies apart from Happy Hooker whom we fished with close by. We had Red Gurnard, Small Eyed Ray and Dogfish but no whiting, cod or great whites! Good to get some fresh air however to help blow away the cobwebs. Happy Hooker seemed to have more fish than us but they were there before us so had got the mark Allan was after. Thanks for the trip Allan
  10. Southern IFCA are giving a presentation at Broadstone Conservative Club on Thursday 22nd Nov at 8pm about the Netting proposal. This is a Poole & District Sea Angling Association meeting but anyone is welcome to come along Dave
  11. I have not seen anything on the forum about this so have added it for all to read. Dave ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Southern IFCA is undertaking a review of net fishing management arrangements for estuary, harbour and pier areas across our District. At this stage, we are undertaking an 8 week public consultation to seek views on a series of proposed measures. Members of the Authority have identified objectives to review, and if necessary, develop netting regulations to: Support the use of estuaries and harbours by bass and other fish populations as nursery and refuge areas; Provide protection to migratory fish species as they transit through our estuaries and harbours; and, within these areas, Balance the social and economic benefits and different needs of users in exploiting the fishery Through the Authority, under this review, a series of draft proposals have been developed by Members. The Authority now wishes to seek the views of the community through this consultation. This pre-consultation provides the opportunity for the community to consider the draft proposals, together with the supporting evidence, and provide their views prior to further development. This is also an opportunity for interested parties to submit relevant additional evidence to further support decision-making. I have included with this email the Netting Consultation Document and the Supporting Evidence Document. In the consultation document, in section 3, a series of questions have been identified to guide responses to this consultation. Please could you send these two documents to the Members of the PDSAA and encourage them, either as a club or individual to take part in the consultation. The consultation will run until Friday 7th December 2018. Let me know your thoughts on this Kind regards, Sarah Sarah Birchenough Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority 64 Ashley Road Poole Dorset BH14 9BN Tel: 01202 721373 Email: sarah.birchenough@southern-ifca.gov.uk Southern IFCA Netting Consultation_Consultation Document.pdf Southern IFCA Netting Consultation_Supporting Evidence.pdf
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    Warrior Pro Angler

    I have a couple of reports of these models on my website http://www.fishing-boats.info/ Dave
  13. There is a new app for iPhone and Android from RYA called SafeTrx which might be useful to members You don't have to be a RYA member to get it or use it and it's free. It allows you to track your journey (in UK territorial waters) on your phone. RYA SafeTrx provides all recreational boat users, particularly dinghy cruisers, PWC users, RIB users, canoers, kayakers, wind and kite surfers and smaller boat users with an easily accessible and simple to use means that can inform HM Coastguard of their voyage plans and dynamic location in the event of distress. How does it work? You can enter your journey details directly from your smartphone and set off knowing that should you not arrive by the time given, a nominated emergency contact will be alerted and advised to initiate appropriate action. Where an emergency contact calls HM Coastguard about an overdue trip, they will have access to your location and SafeTrx trip data through a secure SafeTrx server. Since RYA SafeTrx periodically sends your location data back to our servers, the Coastguard's response team can get help directly to you, and quickly. It does not replace GMDSS, EPIRB, PLB or AIS. You can see how it works here http://www.rya.org.uk/knowledge-advice/safe-boating/keep-in-touch/Pages/safetrx.aspx Allow 24hrs for you to be registered on the system
  14. Bump As the old Coastguard CG66 form has been discontinued the Coastguard are now recommending Safe Trx to all sea going pleasure craft users
  15. Coddy

    Scratching Saturday

    Is there any other way?
  16. Coddy

    Tree Surgeon Wanted

    Cheer Greg, will pass his details on Dave
  17. Coddy

    Tree Surgeon Wanted

    Do we have a tree surgeon in our club or does anyone know of a good one? My son needs a tree felled in Ashley Cross area Poole Dave
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    Birthday greetings Allan

    Happy Birthday hope Ann gives you a nice treat
  19. Poole Old Town Bridge will be closed again for maintenance repairs from 7am Monday 24th Sept until 7am Monday 1st October Nor sure if they will be able to lift any leaves as they have to inspect/replace gearbox's, drive motors etc. Dave
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    The wall

    Your forgot Corbin
  21. Coddy

    Garage Clear out

    They are loaded in the car Steve
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    Garage Clear out

    Hi all, been having a garage clear out and found the following PM me or mobile 07581 717211 Can bring to the meeting on Thursday if you want. Dave Beco Bait Freezer, works perfectly 3 x shelves fits under worktop ( I have a newer freezer so don't need two) - £10 SOLD No photo yet as it is defrosting Antifoul and paint stripper 2.5ltrs (New this year cost £20) £15 SOLD Dual Battery Selector Isolator Switch - For 1 or 2 Battery Installations (New) - £20 SOLD Engine hour meter 12v New - £5 SOLD Wise Folding seat with pedestal support but no base or tube in good condition - £15 SOLD Quicksilver 12ltr fuel tank with contents gauge - £20 SOLD Fishermans Anchor about 4kg and chain, rusty but would still work ok - £5 Boat winch handle - £5 SOLD Small white navigation light on short pole - £5 SOLD Keel rollers aprox 19mm spindle bore - £2 Berkley tube rod rack, New - £5 SOLD Various rod holders and clamps - £5 SOLD Various Yamaha gaskets & bolts for old 2 strokes part numbers shown - Free to anyone who needs them Also Volvo bolts x2
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    Garage Clear out

    Ok Tony will do
  24. Coddy

    Garage Clear out

    Will bring them Thursday Dave
  25. Coddy

    Garage Clear out

    Rob has got in first for x2 which leaves x3 if you want them. Let me know when you are down next and I will pop down to Cobbs with them. Dave