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UKSHFLTD
posted : July 6, 2015 Post subject: Divers - Scallops and Razors
Good morning all. This is my first post therefore not 100% sure this is in the right category.\
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Firstly, I am looking for some information regarding Scallops, Razor clams etc. In the near future I am looking to purchase a boat for Razors therefore will be looking for some divers.\
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Unfortunately the web is full of irrelevant content and very hard to find what I actually need. \
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Does anyone know the license type required for this type of fishing.. Boat will be under 10m.\
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I am also wondering whether there are any divers out there collecting and selling to buyers. I have found a few small diving companies supplying the industry but that\'s it. \
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Any help would be greatly received.\
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Thanks\
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Jake

 
heb diver
posted : July 7, 2015 Post subject: Divers - Scallops and Razors
Jake

I am currently working in the west coast of Scotland as a diver not sure of your location but you will require all divers to have hse pro scuba and their own equipment like regulators and drysuits some boats do supply the cylinders. As for a licence dose depend of location but cat a with shell fish should cover you goggle for fisheries officer for your area.he should be able to help. If you google hse scallop diving will give you the rules and regulations to keep within the law. For selling there are companies just goggle hand dived scallops.

Good luck

Craig

 
heb diver
posted : July 7, 2015 Post subject: Divers - Scallops and Razors
Not sure of your background wether are diver or fishing but have a look at findafishingboat.com the licence will depend on engine size of the boat. Need anymore pointers if I don't know I may have divers that do.

Craig

 
UKSHFLTD
posted : July 7, 2015 Post subject: Divers - Scallops and Razors
Many thanks for the details Craig. Does this apply to Razor Clams also? I have been reading through the Gov website but nothing seems logical.. Nothing is in Layman's terms as such.

Many thanks

Jake

 
UKSHFLTD
posted : July 7, 2015 Post subject: Divers - Scallops and Razors
Anyway, seems that Divers are always looking for work on here. Just need to find some with some experience with diving for Razors.

I will look into the boat.

Many thanks Craig

 
heb diver
posted : July 11, 2015 Post subject: Divers - Scallops and Razors
Good luck with your venture I did find this on razor licensing for Scotland. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Licensing/FVLS/razorlicence if you need the word passing out at a later date for divers will put it out via my contacts many are scallop divers but some do know razors.

Craig

If you need any questions answered i can put them out there

 
UKSHFLTD
posted : July 12, 2015 Post subject: Divers - Scallops and Razors
Hi Craig, do you have any contact details? Thanks for the link, I will have a read now!

Many thanks

Jake

 
heb diver
posted : July 14, 2015 Post subject: Divers - Scallops and Razors
Fire me your email and I will give you mobile number and contact details.

 
UKSHFLTD
posted : July 16, 2015 Post subject: Divers - Scallops and Razors
Thanks Craig

Here is my email: ukshfjake@gmail.com

Regards

Jake

 
D1v3r
posted : August 9, 2015 Post subject: Divers - Scallops and Razors
Lots of red tape and hoop jumping.

When you buy a boat with license, it becomes an entitlement.

You then need to jump through hoops and get the safety gear and courses to pass the MCA inspection... then pay to get the entitlement back into license.

You will then have to jump through more hoops to get the razor fish entitlement from your local Fisheries Office;
You will have to give details of yourself and the divers, also involve the HSE to declare as a diving contractor.

More hoops to jump through to get the correct insurance that covers diving commercially, public and employees liability (not cheap !!)

More hoops to register with the local council to obtain the transport documents.

Once you have all that yet more hoops to get the razor grounds classified so you are able to sell to a registered processor (this can take upto a year of continuous sampling)

All this plus mooring and harbour fees.

My advise.... what ever price you had in your head before starting.... double it, and double the time till you achieve your goals. It is a slow process.

Regards

Craig

 
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