G7: St Ives maritime restrictions

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Harbour Revision Order (HRO) came into force at 0001 on 7 June extending the limit of St Ives harbour to include of St Ives Bay (excluding Hayle Harbour) as shown on this plan. This will remain in force until 2359 on 15 June.  Both Hayle and St Ives harbours remain open during this period.

General Directions are now in force and have been published. These are available here and at St Ives Harbour Masters Office.

  • St Ives Harbour and Bay will be zoned with 21  navigation buoys from 8 June and remain on station until 15 June,
  • Navigation channels will be established for safe passage to sea and between St Ives and Hayle Harbours from 8 June,
  • There are zones for swimming, anchoring (including small craft), registered fishing vessels and recreational areas,
  • To fish in St Ives Bay, excluding the restricted area off Carbis Bay and navigation channels, commercial fishing vessels need to register with St Ives Harbour Master at least 72 hours in advance of commencing their activity,
  • A restricted area (no entry) will be enforced by the Police and Security Services in the vicinity of Carbis Bay,
  • Speed limits will be in force in the harbour, channels and anchorages,
  • Leisure use can continue in the harbours, anchorages and non-restricted areas of the St Ives Bay.

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