Guidelines for liaison with the fishing industry on the UCKS – Issue 8
The oil & gas and fishing industries in the UK have a long-standing collaborative history, ensuring safety and adherence to good practices in their joint operations. A key aspect of this collaboration is the requirement, since the early 1980s, for oil and gas operators to appoint a Fisheries Liaison Officer (FLO) to coordinate with government departments and fishing organizations.
This document serves as a guideline, detailing the current procedures and arrangements for fisheries liaison. This latest version, an update to issue No. 8 published in November 2023, includes an expanded section on assessing fishing claims, incorporating amendments made in consultation with relevant parties, reflecting recent changes in the field.
This publication can be downloaded free of charge.