Marine Licence ML2020008 Rathlin Island

Date published: 02 September 2021

Last updated: 28 November 2022

Islander Kelp Ltd. wishes to renew its license for its kelp farm on Rathlin and increase the number of ropes we operate in the area. The farm is located on the south side of the island 1nm west from the harbor in an area known as Kilaney. The farm starts approximately 100 metres from shore with its southern corners marked with marker buoys, the southwest has a large yellow marker with flashing light. The east corner is marked using an a5 red buoy. Both anchored with a 3 ton block and chain.


Proposal Description

Reference: ML2020008
Project Type: Construction
Location: Rathlin Island
55° 17.5364' N 006° 13.9250' W
55° 17.6493' N 006° 13.9316' W
55° 17.6946' N 006° 13.4138' W
55° 17.5584' N 006° 13.3990' W
Project Description: Maintaining our farm is a year-round activity. We focus on maintaining the farm through the winter months and begin seeding lines around Dec/Jan. This involves placing rope between the two anchor points, or reusing the rope already in place. Harvesting takes place mostly during spring/summer. We expect the installation of new ropes and anchors will take place through June/July to make use of the good weather. This is estimated to take a total of 24 hours.

The main anchors will be set at a depth between 15-20 metres with chain and marked with A5 buoys. 4 main anchors for 2 new ropes. II. Sections of rope around 30 metres will be laid and anchored in a depth between 15-20 metres, marked with A3 buoys. Approximately 10 small anchors and 360m of nylon rope. III. The cultivated seaweed is then spooled onto the sections of rope (approximately 12 sections) and hard floats are tied and weighted to sink the rope 1.5-2metres
Applicant: Islander Kelp Ltd.
Status: Active
Date Issued: 15/07/2020
Licence Start Date: 01/07/2020
Licence End Date: 30/06/2023

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