SOTEAG recently funded a British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) course in Lerwick, Shetland.
Are you on the WRCC (Wildlife Response Co-ordinating Committee) or a Shetlander who would be available to respond to a marine mammal stranding or injured seal?
Earlier this year SOTEAG participated in the stakeholder consultation of the draft National Contingency Plan for Marine Pollution from Shipping and Offshore Installations. Specifically, we commented on the Wildlife Response section A 3.5.1 with regards to overall impact assessment on wildlife and the role of SOTEAG’s Wildlife Response Co-ordinating Committee (WRCC) in Shetland. These suggestions were incorporated into the Plan and the revised version has recently been published and is available at the following link:
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have just launched the new consultation for the second revision of the National Contingency Plan for Marine Pollution from Shipping and Offshore Installations.
There will be a meeting in the Shetland Islands Council Chamber on Tuesday 25th March 2014 from 1000 – 1200 hours for those interested in commenting on the revised plan. Martin Heubeck (WRCC Vice Chairman) will be attending the meeting and representing SOTEAG’s interests.
To view the full document visit the GOV.UK website.