NFFO Services Ltd

NFFO Services is the commercial division of the NFFO, dedicated to the provision of effective marine support based upon fisheries liaison and guardship services to other offshore sectors including oil/gas and renewable energy. By providing professional liaison and guard vessel support, the potential for conflict between the fishing/shipping sectors and the operation of offshore locations is kept to a minimum.

Guard vessels

Guard vessels

NFFO Services Ltd. can provide for any offshore activity, suitable fishing vessels to act as Guard boats for the purpose of protecting any vulnerable sub-sea or surface installation including exposed cables and pipelines from the dangers arising from fishing activities or other marine traffic movements.

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Chase boats

Chase boats

NFFO Services Ltd. can provide for clients involved in seismic surveys, cable laying operations or other marine activity, suitable fishing vessels to act as Chase Boats for the purpose of intercepting any approaching vessels which could damage cables being towed or installed on the seabed.

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Survey Vessels

Survey Vessels

NFFO Services Ltd has access to a number of vessels that can provide effective support in the following fields; Bird Monitoring, Cetacean monitoring, Marine traffic density survey, Fish activity and benthic surveys, Fisheries science partnerships, Seabed trawl sweeps, Debris clearance verification

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Fisheries liaison

Fisheries liaison

NFFO Services Ltd has a small team of highly professional Offshore Fisheries Liaison Officers (FLO) with experience and expertise in the prevention of, and defusing sensitive issues between offshore operations and the fishing industry.

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Onshore coordination

Onshore coordination

Liaison Coordination All liaison services recruited through NFFO Services Ltd. are coordinated by the Company’s Fisheries Liaison Coordinator. The liaison coordinator will generally be based in the NFFO office. More local coordinators can be appointed to meet the clients needs

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Fisheries consultancy

Fisheries consultancy

As the lead body for Fishermen in the UK, excluding Scotland, and involved at a high level in fisheries matters on a much wider EU basis, NFFO can draw down a wealth of fisheries knowledge from the international fleet

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Offshore Renewable Energy

Offshore Renewable Energy

The rapid expansion of the offshore renewable energy sector raises the potential for widespread frictions with the fishing industry, including permanent displacement from customary fishing grounds.

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