Marine and Fisheries Division carries out licensing and enforcement functions in Northern Ireland territorial waters, under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (MCAA) Part 4. You can view details of the active marine licences in the table below, which also has links to further information and documents relevant to each of the licences (available by clicking on the reference number).

This is the new version of the Marine Licensing Public Register. If you can't find the application that you are looking for on this register, it may be on the old register which you can view via the following link;

Marine Licensing Public Register (old version)

Reference number and type Location Description Expiry Date
ML 28_12
Construction
Islandmagee,
Co. Antrim
Gas energy storage Licence Issued on 05/11/2021
ML 48_13
Construction
Killaney Bay,
Rathlin Island
Installation and removal of equipment from an algal farm in Killaney Bay, Rathlin Island 30/06/2020
ML 27_14
Construction
Ballyhenry,
Co. Antrim
Testing of Deep Green OceanKite 31/01/2025
ML 122_15
Construction
Belfast Harbour,
Co. Antrim
Construction of new berthing facilities at D3, Belfast Harbour 31/07/2025
ML 124_15
Construction
Seaport Jetty, Portballintrae,
Co. Antrim
Repairs to pier and rock armouring 31/10/2021
ML 149_16
Dredge
Belfast Harbour,
Co. Antrim
Dredge work at D3, Belfast Harbour 31/07/2025
ML 150_16
Disposal
Belfast Harbour,
Co. Antrim
Disposal of dredged material from D3, Belfast Harbour 31/07/2025
ML 10_17
Construction
Larne,
Co. Antrim
Repair works to existing sea defences 29/02/2020
ML 14_17
Construction
Strangford Lough,
Co. Down
Deployment of a gravity based foundation platform for tidal renewable devices 29/02/2020
ML 16_17
Construction
Belfast,
Co. Antrim
Linkspan replacement 10/03/2020
ML 21_17
Capital Dredge
Red Bay,
Co. Antrim
Dredge of Red Bay Harbour 05/03/2020
ML 2_18
Construction
Queen’s Quay, Belfast Demolition & Removal of timber quay and reconstruction with a reinforced concrete wall  30/10/2020
ML 3_18
Dredge
Cushendun,
Co. Antrim
Dredging of slipway at Cushendun 06/12/2021
ML 14_18 Dredge River Lagan Dredging within the impounded River Lagan 10/06/2020
ML 15_18
Construction
Dundrum,
Co. Down
Removal of abandoned motorboat in Dundrum Bay 01/10/2020
ML 16_18
Sea Disposal
Kilkeel,
Co. Down
Disposal of dredged material from Kilkeel Harbour 05/02/2022
ML 18_18
Sea Disposal
Rathlin Island Disposal of dredged material Church Bay Harbour 18/04/2020
ML 21_18
Sea Disposal
Red Bay,
Co. Antrim
Disposal of dredged material from Red Bay Harbour 05/03/2020
ML 23_18 Construction Whitehead,
Co. Antrim
Reinforcement of Blackhead coastal path 10/06/2020
ML 26_18
Construction
Newcastle,
Co. Down
Removal of sandbar at Newcastle Harbour 31/08/2021
ML 30_18 Construction Cushendall,
Co. Antrim
Harbour and slipway repair 21/05/2022
ML 31_18
Construction
Dunseverick,
Co. Antrim
Repair work to Dunseverick Harbour 28/02/2022
ML 32_18
Construction
Portstewart Repair work to Portstewart Harbour 28/02/2022
ML 33_18 Disposal River Lagan Disposal of maintenance dredging material 10/06/2020
ML 36_18 Construction Larne,
Co. Antrim
Maintenance on the Larne railway line at Inver River 15/04/2020
ML 37_18
Construction
Belfast,
Co. Antrim
Replacement of rock armour on Belfast –Bangor railway line 14/03/2020
ML 38_18
Dredge
Knocknagoney, Belfast Dredge at rear of Ikea River at Translink Railway Bridge, Holywood Exchange 30/09/2020
ML 1_19
Construction
Delamont / Strangford,
Co. Down
Construction of slipway 31/08/2021
ML 2_19
Construction
Bushmills,
Co. Antrim
Diffuser Head Replacement 22/08/2020
ML 3_19
Construction
Donaghadee,
Co. Antrim
Jetty repair 31/10/2021
ML 4_19 Construction Belfast,
Co. Antrim
Construction of storm water outfall 24/06/2020
ML 5_19
Construction
Warrenpoint Harbour (CO2) Construction of a Ship to Shore Transfer Facility Transfer Facility for a CO2 Storage at Warrenpoint Port 30/01/2021
ML 6_19
Construction
Ballyholme,
Co. Down
Repair and extend Southern slipway at Ballyholme Yacht Club 30/09/2020
ML 7_19 Construction Abercorn Basin, Belfast Harbour Installation of floating pontoons for pleasure craft use 24/03/2023
ML 8_19
Construction
Bangor,
Co. Down
Structural repairs to fishing platform 11/11/2020
ML 9_19 Construction Newcastle,
Co. Down
Construction repairs to steps on central promenade, Newcastle 11/03/2021
ML 11_19 Construction Murlough Bay,
Co. Antrim
Construction of temporary filming set 22/05/2020
ML 12_19
Construction
Ballyferris,
Co Down
Construction of new long sea outfall to discharge treated wastewater to Irish Sea 06/01/2021
ML 13_19
Construction
Lagan Gateway Project Provision of new boat lock and mooring pontoons, a new footbridge and footpaths. Project includes the refurbishment of existing lagan weir, replacement of gates, lighting and timber piles 15/10/2022
ML 14_19 Disposal Warrenpoint Harbour,
Co. Down
Sea Disposal of maintenance dredging of Warrenpoint Harbour 31/03/2024
ML 15_19 Construction Belfast Flood Allevation Scheme (Revetment Works on River Lagan) 215m Stretch of in-river piling to prevent further collapse of Ravenhill Quay Wall. Installation of sheet piles. Withdrawn
ML 16_19
Construction
Dunluce,
Co. Antrim
Construction of new outfall pipe 22/08/2020
ML 17_19
Construction
Northern Ireland Waters Rock installation repairs to Western HVDC Link Sub Sea Cable 18/09/2020
ML 18_19
Construction
Carrickfergus Sailing Club Widening of Existing Slipway at Sailing Club 09/01/2021
ML 19_19
Sea Disposal
Belfast Harbour Disposal of Maintenance Dredge Material 31/05/2023
ML 21_19
Dredge
White Harbour, Whitehead Dredge Work at White Harbour 31/05/2023
ML 23_19
Construction
Drumenny Lane, Bready Construction of a new outfall headwall 03/02/2021
ML 24_19
Construction
Between Ballycarry & Magheramorne Station, Larne Translink Culvert Repairs 31/07/2021
ML 25_19 Construction West Bank Road, Belfast Harbour Installation of precast concrete outfall into existing stone revetment 20/12/2021
ML2020001  Fisherman's Quay, Carrickfergus Remedial works on Quay 28/02/2023
ML2020002
Construction
Strangford Lough Yacht Club, Killinchy Repairs to Jetty, Slipway & Sea Wall 08/08/2022
ML2020003
Construction
West Bay, Portrush Sea defence remedial works 27/03/2023
ML2020004
Construction
Loughshore Road, Portaferry Sea Wall Repairs 30/09/2020
ML2020005
Construction
Annalong Harbour Remedial Works at Harbour 31/03/2022
ML2020006
Sea Disposal
Ardglass Harbour Disposal of Maintenance Dredge Material 31/09/2023
ML2020007
Construction
Holywood,
Co. Down
Repairs to Sea Defences 31/01/2022
ML2020008
Construction
Rathlin Island Kelp Cultivating & Harvesting 30/09/2023
ML2020009
Construction
Glenarm Marina Pontoon Extension 25/01/2022
ML2020010
Construction
Ballywalter Harbour Replace Concrete Moorings 31/01/2022
ML2020011
Maintenance Dredging
Kilroot Power Station Maintenance Dreding of the Cooling Water Intake Lagoon & Coal Jetty 31/08/2021
ML2020012
Construction
LSS Jetty, Maydown, Lisahally Jetty Refurbisment 15/01/2023
ML2020013  Construction City of Derry Boat Club, Prehen Construction of pontoon 31/03/2024
ML2020014
Construction
Belfast Boat Club, Stranmillis, Belfast Installation of Pontoon System 28/02/2022
ML2020015
Construction
Between Scotland and Donaghadee Replacement of BT subsea cable 31/08/2022
ML2020016
Construction
Between Scotland and Larne Replacement of BT subsea cable 31/08/2022
ML2020017
Construction
River Bann, Coleraine Replacement of a pontoon system 30/03/2023
ML2021001
Construction
VT4 Ferry Terminal, Belfast Harbour Phase 1 - Scour Protection Repairs 03/11/2022

ML2021002
Construction

Phase 2 - Scour Protection Repairs 01/12/2023
ML2021003
Construction
Impounded River Lagan, Belfast Revetment Repairs 11/04/2024
ML2021006
Sea Disposal
Carnlough Disposal of harbour dredged material 03/09/2022
ML2021007
Maintenance Dredge
Glenarm Harbour & Marina Dredge of Harbour & Marina Area 03/09/2022
ML2021008
Sea Disposal
Glenarm Harbour & Marina Disposal of Harbour & Marina Dredged Material 03/09/2022
ML2021009
Maintenance Dredge
Carrickfergus Harbour & Marina Dredge of Harbour & Marina Area 03/09/2022
ML2021010
Sea Disposal
Carrickfergus Harbour & Marina Disposal of Harbour & Marina Dredged Material 03/09/2022
ML2021011
Construction
Strangford Narrows Tidal test 'Flex Marine Swimmer Turbine Demonstration 20/03/2025
ML2021012
Construction
A20 Portaferry Rd, at Anne's Point, near Mount Stewart,
Co. Down
DfI Road Improvements 31/10/2021
ML2021013
Construction
River Foyle, Strathfoyle Ground Investigation & Exploration Works 01/09/2022
ML2021014
Construction
Castle Ward Bay, Strangford Temporary Wooden Jetty 14/07/2021
ML2021015
Construction
Sketrick Island,
Co. Down
Replacement of existing slipway and walkway 03/07/2022
ML2021016
Construction
Portballintrae Beach Repair works to the timber palisades 04/10/2022
ML2021017 Construction Coast Road, Larne Construction of a new outfall to service a new waste water treatment plant. 31/08/2025
ML2021018
Construction
Downshire / Carrickfergus Sea Defence Repairs 19/01/2023
ML2021019
Construction
North Foreshore, Dargan Road, Belfast Construction of a headwall 27/09/2023
ML2021020
Construction
Donaghadee Harbour Construction of a Swim/Play Area 26/06/2023
ML2021021 Construction Warrenpoint Harbour Front shore public realm scheme Original licence expires on 30/04/2023 Variation 1 licence expires on 30/09/2023
ML2021022 Construction Musgrave Channel, Belfast Harbour Floating pontoons for the sea trials & testing of electric powered boats 08/02/2023
ML2021023 Construction Newcastle Harbour Removal of sandbar 31/08/2024
ML2022001
Dredge
Cushendun Harbour Maintenence dredge of Cushendun harbour slipway and river mouth 28/07/2025
ML2022002
Disposal
Kilkeel Harbour 3 Year Disposal of dredged material from Kilkeel Harbour 10/05/2025
ML2022003 Construction Warrenpoint Narrow Water Bridge Project 28/03/2027
ML2022004 Construction Delamont Country Park,
Quoile Estuary,
Strangford Lough
Construction of Temporary Modula Pontoon System for Skiffies Event on 30 & 31/07/2022 26/08/2022
ML2022005 Construction Madams Bank, Londonderry Translink repairs to existing culvert located under the Translink Railway Line 06/12/2023
ML2022006 Construction Harbours at:
Ballycastle, Ballintoy, Portballintrae, Portstewart, Rathlin
The installation of quayside ladders and fenders 05/07/2023
ML2022009 Construction Redbay Pier, Waterfoot Remedial Works 29/02/2024
ML2022010
Construction
Margy River,
Ballycastle
DAERA Inland Fisheries, Habitat Improvement work 30/09/2022
ML2022011 Sea Disposal Portavogie Outer Harbour Disposal of Dredged Material from Outer Harbour 31/12/2024
ML2022012 Construction River Foyle, Strabane Construction of pedestrian/ cycle bridge spanning the River Foyle as part of the cross border Riverine Community Park project. 30/08/2023
ML2022016
Construction
Curran Strand, Portrush Extension of existing rock armour coastal defence and associated sand trap fencing 31/12/2024
ML2022017
Construction
Kilkeel Harbour Enterprise Vessel Dismantling 30/04/2023
ML2022018
Construction
The Crescent CSO, Portstewart NI Water Works to replace clay pipe 16/05/2026
ML2022019
Disposal
Kilkeel Inner Harbour 3 Year Disposal of maintenance dredge material from Kilkeel Inner Harbour

10/05/2025

ML2022020
Construction
Seaport Jetty, Portballintrae Localised removal and relocation of material 04/07/2026
ML2022022
Construction
Impounded River Lagan Revetment works 30/04/2026
ML2022023
Construction
Unit A Warehouse, West Bank Road, Belfast Harbour Construction of a headwall to accomodate a 450mm diameter outfall pipe Under Consideration
ML2023001
Construction
Ballycairn CSO land off Cairn Road Coleraine NI Water works 30/10/2026
ML2023002
Construction
Ardglass harbour Vessel dismantling Withdrawn
ML2023003 Ulster Gliding Club Removal of Unauthorized Sea Defence Under Consideration
ML2023004 Construction Victoria Channel Terminal 3 (VT3) Belfast Harbour Headwall to facilitate storm drainage within VT3 31/07/2024
ML2023005 Construction Entrance to Sloefield Drive, Carrickfergus NI Water works - construction of new sea outfall pipe and headwall 16/07/2024
ML2023008 Construction Copeland bird observatory, Lighthouse Island, Copeland Islands Replace a low tide jetty on the south side of lighthouse island 01/08/2025
ML2023009 Construction Bridge Quay, Portavogie Harbour Remedial Works 14/06/2024
ML2023012 Construction Victoria Channel Terminal 1 (VT1) Belfast Harbour New stormwater outfall pipe and associated headwall with tideflex valve 25/10/2024
ML2023013 Construction West Bay, Portrush Site investigation works & remedial works to sea defences 31/12/2023
ML2023014 Construction Old Slipway Portrush Harbour Remedial works Under Consideration
ML2023015 Construction Ravenhill Quay, Belfast Revetment work at Ravenhill Quay for the Belfast Tidal Flood Alleviation Scheme 21/02/2024
ML2023016 Dredge Ravenhill Quay, Belfast Capital Dredging at Ravenhill Quay for the Belfast Tidal Flood Alleviation Scheme 21/02/2024
ML2023017 Construction LSS Jetty, Lough Foyle Essential Maintenance/Repair Works Under Consideration
ML2023019 Construction Impounded River Lagan, Belfast Pontoon extension near to the Weir House 31/08/2026
ML2023020 Dredge Belfast Harbour Disposal of maintenance dredge 26/07/2026
ML2023021 Construction Belfast Lough Living With Water Program site investigation works, Whitehouse, Greenisland and Carrickfergus WwTW outfalls 21/12/2023
ML2023022 Construction Delamont Country Park Temporary Pontoon for Skiffies Competition Course 

01/09/2023

ML2023023 Construction Carlingford Lough, Newry Carlingford Lough Greenway Section 3 (between NI/ROI border and Victoria Lock) Under Consideration
ML2023024 Construction Strathfoyle, River Foyle Strathfoyle Sewage Siphons Upgrade 31/10/2025

ML2023025 Construction

Church Bay, Rathin Island

The maintenance and replacement of the at-sea infrastructure of the kelp farm.

30/09/2026

ML2023029 Construction

Approximately 9 km offshore from the Co. Antrim coast

NCW intends to undertake marine surveys at the proposed NCW 1 site in order to inform the location and design of the proposed offshore wind farm and cable route to shore.

Under Consideration
ML2023030 Construction Greenisland WwTW Temporary Outfall Under Consideration

ML2023031  Construction

DEFRA Product and Animal Facility

Construction of 3 discharge headwalls for site surface water drainage

Under Consideration

ML2023038 Construction

St Anne’s Point, Strangford

Seawall Repairs

Under Consideration

ML2023039 Construction

Lodgehill, Killyleagh NI Water construction of outfall pipe and reconstruction of stone sea wall for new residential development Under consideration
ML2023040 Sea Disposal Warrenpoint Harbour Sea Disposal Site B Disposal of dredge material Under consideration

ML2024002 Construction

River Lagan Belfast

 

Licence for Investigatory Works for Lagan Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge

Under Consideration

ML2024005 Construction

River Lagan Belfast

Construction licence for Lagan Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge

Under Consideration

ML2024011
Construction

Newcastle Central Promenade Application for outfall pipe within rock revetment. Reconstruction of rock revetment and stone sea wall. Under Consideration

ML2024012 Construction

Portballintrae Harbour Application to repair the existing slipway at Portballintrae Harbour Under Consideration

ML2024014 Construction

Annalong Cornmill Slipway Application to install access steps from slipway onto beach Under Consideration

ML2024024
Construction

Delamont Country Park Construction of temporary pontoon system as part of the Skiffie Competition course Under Consideration
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