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 3_18
Dredge
Cushendun,
Co. Antrim
Dredging of slipway at Cushendun 06/12/2021
ML 18_17
Capital Dredge
Rathlin Island Dredge of Church Bay Harbour 18/04/2020
ML 18_18
Sea Disposal
Rathlin Island Disposal of dredged material Church Bay Harbour 18/04/2020
ML 16_18
Sea Disposal
Kilkeel,
Co. Down
Disposal of dredged material from Kilkeel Harbour 05/02/2022
ML 14_17
Construction
Strangford Lough,
Co. Down
Deployment of a gravity based foundation platform for tidal renewable devices 29/02/2020
ML 21_17
Capital Dredge
Red Bay,
Co. Antrim
Dredge of Red Bay Harbour 05/03/2020
ML 21_18
Sea Disposal
Red Bay,
Co. Antrim
Disposal of dredged material from Red Bay Harbour 05/03/2020

ML 16_17
Construction

Belfast,
Co. Antrim
Linkspan replacement 10/03/2020
ML 37_18
Construction
Belfast,
Co. Antrim
Replacement of rock armour on Belfast –Bangor railway line 14/03/2020
ML 32_18
Construction
Portstewart Repair work to Portstewart Harbour 28/02/2022
ML 31_18
Construction
Dunseverick,
Co. Antrim
Repair work to Dunseverick Harbour 28/02/2022
ML 26_18
Construction
Newcastle,
Co. Down
Removal of sandbar at Newcastle Harbour 31/08/2021
ML 36_18 Construction Larne,
Co. Antrim
Maintenance on the Larne railway line at Inver River 15/04/2020
ML 30_18 Construction Cushendall,
Co. Antrim
Harbour and slipway repair 21/05/2022
ML 11_19 Construction Murlough Bay,
Co. Antrim
Construction of temporary filming set 22/05/2020
ML 23_18 Construction Whitehead,
Co. Antrim
Reinforcement of Blackhead coastal path 10/06/2020
ML 14_18 Dredge River Lagan Dredging within the impounded River Lagan 10/06/2020
ML 33_18 Disposal River Lagan Disposal of maintenance dredging material 10/06/2020
ML 4_19 Construction Belfast,
Co. Antrim
Construction of storm water outfall 24/06/2020
ML 3_19
Construction
Donaghadee,
Co. Antrim
Jetty repair 31/10/2021
ML 48_13
Construction
Rathlin Island Kelp Growing and Harvesting 30/06/2020
ML 6_19
Construction
Ballyholme,
Co. Down
Repair and extend Southern slipway at Ballyholme Yacht Club 30/09/2020
ML 16_19
Construction
Dunluce,
Co. Antrim
Construction of new outfall pipe 22/08/2020
ML 2_19
Construction
Bushmills,
Co. Antrim
Diffuser Head Replacement 22/08/2020
ML 17_19
Construction
Northern Ireland Waters Rock installation repairs to Western HVDC Link Sub Sea Cable 18/09/2020
ML 15_18
Construction
Dundrum,
Co. Down
Removal of abandoned motorboat in Dundrum Bay 01/10/2020
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 10_17
Construction
Larne,
Co. Antrim
Repair works to existing sea defences 29/02/2020
ML 8_19
Construction
Bangor,
Co. Down
Structural repairs to fishing platform 11/11/2020
ML 27_14
Construction
Ballyhenry,
Co. Antrim
Testing of Deep Green OceanKite 31/01/2025
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 12_19
Construction
Ballyferris,
Co Down
Construction of new long sea outfall to discharge treated wastewater to Irish Sea 06/01/2021
ML 18_19
Construction
Carrickfergus Sailing Club Widening of Existing Slipway at Sailing Club 09/01/2021
ML 23_19
Construction
Drumenny Lane, Bready Construction of a new outfall headwall 03/02/2021
ML2020003
Construction
West Bay, Portrush Sea defence remedial works 27/03/2023
ML 122_15  Construction Belfast Harbour,
Co. Antrim
Construction of new berthing facilities at D3, Belfast Harbour 31/07/2025
ML 28_12  Construction Islandmagee,
Co. Antrim
Gas energy storage Licence Issued on 05/11/2021
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 1_19  Construction Delamont / Strangford,
Co. Down
Construction of slipway 31/08/2021
ML 7_19 Construction Abercorn Basin, Belfast Harbour Installation of floating pontoons for pleasure craft use 24/03/2023
ML 9_19 Construction Newcastle,
Co. Down
Construction repairs to steps on central promenade, Newcastle 11/03/2021
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. under consideration
ML 14_19 Disposal Warrenpoint Harbour,
Co. Down
Sea Disposal of maintenance dredging of Warrenpoint Harbour 30/09/2023
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
ML2020007
Construction
Holywood,
Co. Down
Repairs to Sea Defences 31/01/2022
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 City of Derry Boat Club, Prehen Construction of pontoon 31/03/2024
ML2020002
Construction
Strangford Lough Yacht Club, Killinchy Repairs to Jetty, Slipway & Sea Wall 08/08/2022
ML2020004
Construction
Loughshore Road, Portaferry Sea Wall Repairs 30/09/2020
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
ML2020006
Sea Disposal
Ardglass Harbour Disposal of Maintenance Dredge Material 31/09/2023
ML2020005
Construction
Annalong Harbour Remedial Works at Harbour 31/03/2022
ML 38_18
Dredge
Knocknagoney, Belfast Dredge at rear of Ikea River at Translink Railway Bridge, Holywood Exchange 30/09/2020
ML2020008
Construction
Rathlin Island Kelp Cultivating & Harvesting 30/06/2023
ML 24_19
Construction
Between Ballycarry & Magheramorne Station, Larne Translink Culvert Repairs 31/07/2021
ML 2_18
Construction
Queen’s Quay, Belfast Demolition & Removal of timber quay and reconstruction with a reinforced concrete wall  30/10/2020
ML 124_15
Construction
Seaport Jetty, Portballintrae,
Co. Antrim
Repairs to pier and rock armouring 31/10/2021
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
ML2021001
Construction
VT4 Ferry Terminal, Belfast Harbour Phase 1 - Scour Protection Repairs 03/11/2022
ML2021001
Construction
Phase 2 - Scour Protection Repairs Under Consideration
ML2020017
Construction
River Bann, Coleraine Replacement of a pontoon system 30/03/2023
ML2021003
Construction
Impounded River Lagan, Belfast Revetmant 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
ML2021018
Construction
Downshire / Carrickfergus Sea Defence Repairs 19/01/2023
ML2021019
Construction
North Foreshore, Dargan Road, Belfast Construction of a headwall 27/03/2023
ML201020
Construction
Donaghadee Harbour Construction of a Swim/Play Area 26/06/2023
ML2021021 Construction Warrenpoint Harbour Front shore public realm scheme 28/02/2023
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 Under Consideration
ML2022002
Disposal
Kilkeel Harbour 3 Year Disposal of dredged material from Kilkeel Harbour 10/05/2025
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
ML2022006 Construction Ballycastle Harbour, Ballintoy Harbour, Portballintrae Harbour, Portstewart Harbour, Rathlin Harbour The installation of quayside ladders and fenders 05/07/2023
ML2022005 Construction Madam Bank, Londonderry Translink repairs to existing culvert located under the Translink Railway Line 06/07/2023
ML2022001
Dredge
Cushendun Harbour Maintenence dredge of Cushendun harbour slipway and river mouth 28/07/2025
ML2022010
Construction
Margy River,
Ballycastle
DAERA Inland Fisheries, Habitat Improvement work Under Consideration
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