Newhaven Fishermens Meeting
The West Quay Users (Fishing) Group met on Tuesday 10th June 2014 at the Newhaven Lifeboat Station for their 6 monthly update. Harbour Master Dave Collins-Williams informed the group of the latest news and developments from the Port and covered the usual agenda items of moorings, health & safety, security, port operations, communications, dredging and fees/insurance issues. These meetings are a good opportunity for the Harbour Master to bring to the attention of the fishermen all the latest relevant safety issues and MAIB/MCA reports that affect fishermen. Despite a low turnout by the fishermen, extremely interesting presentations and updates were made by Tim Dapling, Chief Officer of Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (SIFCA), Graham Easton, Sector Manager of HM Coastguard and representitives of Sussex Police Ports Operations Unit. The next meeting will be held in November 2014.