Lead Contact Details

Name: Berwick Harbour Commission
Email: info@bhcshipping.com
Tel: 01289 307404


Harbour Authority / Local Lighthouse Authority

Geography Area Covered

The limits of Berwick Harbour are defined as “…from the sea at the mouth of the River Tweed up the said river on both shores … up to the river Whiteadder, where the river flows into the Tweed, and also from the east end of the existing pier, two miles in a straight line in every direction along the coast and into the sea.”

Membership Details

The partnership governance groups this organisation is represented on are:

Marine Protected Areas

Berwick Harbour Commission  operates or has management which influences, the following inshore marine protected areas between Fast Castle Head and the River Tyne:


Management Actions

Berwick Harbour Commission has the following management measures in place to ensure its functions and regulatory powers are carried out in a manner that achieves the conservation objectives for the inshore marine protected areas in which it operates:

  1. Ensure harbour works have been granted the appropriate consents before they are carried out.
  2. Ensure capital and maintenance dredging has been granted a marine licence before it is carried out.
  3. Develop and maintain an up-to-date Harbour Waste Management Plan that recognises the environment sensitivities of nearby marine protected areas.
  4. Develop and maintain an up-to-date oil and chemical spill contingency plan that recognises the environment sensitivities of nearby marine protected areas.
  5. Provide oil waste services.
  6. Provide waste recycling services.
  7. Promote the responsible use of the marine area by promoting appropriate codes of conduct and best practice.

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