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  • 13 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Work to repair a damaged seawall in Falmouth, located behind the Greenbank Hotel, off Stratton Place, has started and is expected to be completed in a few weeks. Jim Driscoll, Cormac’s project manager, said: “Thanks to a combination of wear and tear, high tides and extreme weather, a corner of the wall has fallen away. […]

  • 25 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Falmouth, MA, has submitted a permit application to conduct work in Bournes Pond/Vineyard Sound, the Army Corps of Engineers’ New England District said in their latest announcement. The dredging will be undertaken in an approximately 3.4 acre area to a depth of approximately 7 ft below the horizontal plane of mean low water. An […]

  • 14 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Falmouth Harbor Commissioners, the statutory body responsible for managing Falmouth Harbor, will be hosting its annual public meeting on Tuesday, 20th September, at 7 pm. The meeting, which will take place in the Learning Center at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth, is open to members of the public. During the meeting, Falmouth Harbor […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC), the statutory body responsible for managing Falmouth Harbour, will be hosting a public exhibition on Wednesday, 25th May. The exhibition will take place at The Poly in Falmouth, between 1 pm and 5 pm, and is intended to help people understand the thinking behind the proposal to dredge and explain what a […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Falmouth Harbor Commissioners (FHC) recently issued comprehensive information about the environmental impacts of the harbor’s dredging project to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). As part of the pre-application process, MMO will now review the updated Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) that will determine whether the application for the dredging license will be renewed. This submission is the culmination of nearly five […]

  • 13 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Falmouth Scientific, Inc. (FSI), a Cataumet based designer and manufacturer of precision oceanographic instrumentation and systems, continues to grow their Sub-Bottom product line with the addition of the new HMS-AT650 Compact ULF Sub-Bottom Profiling System. “This system is ideal for applications that require high resolution CHIRP sub-bottom images along with deeper penetration in difficult sediments […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Falmouth Friends of the Earth (FalFoE) held a public meeting on 22nd November to increase local understanding of some of the environmental and other issues surrounding the proposed dredging of a deep channel in Falmouths inner harbour. Despite ferocious storms and local flooding, the Poly Arts Centre was bursting to its capacity of 180, keen […]

  • 13 November 2013

    The Town of Falmouth, Mass., is proposing to expand on its plans for comprehensive dredging and beach nourishment that was permitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District on Dec. 20, 2012 (file number NAE 2010-145). This additional work would dredge about 28,000 square feet in Green Pond Channel with beach nourishment […]

  • 10 April 2013

    The significant value of A&P Falmouth to the Cornwall economy and barriers to the port growth was the focus of a ministerial visit yesterday. Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable heard first hand the ambitions A&P Falmouth and partners have to secure the future prosperity of the […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Acting on behalf of the Marine Management Organization, Michelmores partner Andrew Oldland QC successfully responded to an appeal against a landmark conviction at the Court of Appeal. The appeal by Mr. Peter Frampton was against his conviction for illegally dredging in Falmouth Harbour and deliberately attempting to conceal the activity which disturbed highly toxic substances […]

  • 22 November 2012

    People fighting a plan to dredge a deep water channel in Falmouth Harbour are meeting in the town tonight, reports The meeting is being organised by Falmouth Friends of the Earth (FalFoE), and will take place at the Poly on Church Street. A trial dredging in the harbour has been carried out to check […]

  • 14 November 2012

    The controversial issue of dredging in Falmouth harbour will be the subject of a public meeting organised by opponents to the scheme next week. The evening is being organised by Falmouth Friends of the Earth (FalFoE), and will take place at the Poly on Church Street on Thursday, November 22. It will discuss the environmental […]

  • 25 September 2012

    BBC News reports that the controversial Falmouth Harbour dredging trial has begun. The work, commissioned by the Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, will be undertaken by specialist dredging contractors, GPS Marine. “800 jobs could be created if more cruise ships use the harbour,” say Falmouth Harbour Commissioners. Environmentalists and fishermen are concerned that the fishing beds and […]

  • 5 September 2012

    A small-scale dredging trial in Falmouth harbour to measure the potential environmental impacts of relocating maerl habitat is set to go ahead this month after Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) awarded the work to a specialist dredging contractor. The contract has been awarded to GPS Marine, based in Chatham, Kent, following an open tender process and […]

  • 4 September 2012

    According to, a small-scale dredging trial in Falmouth Harbour to measure the potential environmental impacts of relocating maerl habitat is set to go ahead this month after Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) awarded the work to a Chatham-based specialist dredging contractor. The cost of the trial is expected to exceed £200,000 which is being funded […]

  • 31 July 2012

    A&P Falmouth welcomed South West MEP Sir Graham Watson to the docks to discuss the issues surrounding the port development, in particular dredging. Falmouth has been a docks town since 1841. Today the Docks is home to more than 30 businesses, handles approximately 100,000 tonnes of cargo per year and is one of largest private […]

  • 24 July 2012

    Fishermen in Falmouth say they will oppose any plans to use taxpayers’ money to pay for the dredging of the town’s harbour, informs Commercial fishermen raise concerns about the impacts of dredging. “Previous fisheries, such as the Thames cockle fishery and an oyster fishery in Southampton, were completely wiped out by a dredge nearby. […]

  • 17 July 2012

    The Marine Management Organisation has announced it has approved a licence for a maerl-relocation trial to take place in the Falmouth area. James Cross, Chief Executive of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) said ““We have agreed to the trial as it will provide information on the extent to which maerl and its associated communities survive […]

  • 13 July 2012
    Research & Development

    Plans to carry out a small-scale dredging trial in Falmouth harbor to measure potential environmental impacts have moved forward after Falmouth Harbor Commissioners (FHC) was granted marine consent to carry out the trial. The licence was granted by the Marine Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and the trial will be carried out independently by Plymouth University’s […]

  • 20 June 2012

    Falmouth Bay residents split over dredging plan for giant cruise liners, says the Falmouth Bay dredging could create jobs, but it also causes concerns about the environment. Plan to dredge a channel through part of the bay has caused consternation among conservationists. Dredging supporters, on the other side, say that dredging will cause little […]

  • 1 June 2012

    This is Cornwall reports that preparation for attempts to dredge and develop Falmouth harbour will end up costing about £1 million. So far, Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, one of the partners of the Falmouth Development Initiative, has spent £700,000. Colin Jarvis, of Cornwall Development Company said: “It just shows the level of commitment and manpower that’s […]

  • 9 May 2012

    The Town of Falmouth is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the United States in conjunction with dredging areas and using material for beach nourishment in Falmouth, Mass. The Town of Falmouth proposes to dredge a number of areas totaling approximately 418,375 […]

  • 5 April 2012

    The possibility that Cornwall Council could spend £23 million on the dredging of Falmouth Harbour has raised concerns. Graeme Hicks, a Cabinet member, has asked for a comprehensive report concerning the funding of the Port of Falmouth Masterplan, which states that the £23 million cost of the dredging could be met by the council. According […]

  • 30 March 2012

    Cornwall’s business leaders have welcomed plans to carry out a small-scale dredging trial in Falmouth harbour to measure potential environmental impacts. Last week Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) revealed it hoped the scientific trial would begin in May, subject to consent being granted by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), and last for approximately six months. The […]

  • 23 March 2012

    Cornwall Council has not excluded funding the Falmouth Harbour dredging to the sum of £23 million, reports Carnwall. Concerns have been raised about the use of public money for the project which is part of the Falmouth Port Masterplan. The main financial beneficiaries of the dredging would be private companies owned by multinational firms worth […]

  • 15 March 2012

    An agreement between two ports of Falmouth on opposite sides of the world got the royal seal of approval from Prince Harry during his recent tour of the Caribbean. Falmouth, Jamaica and Falmouth, Cornwall have entered into a sister port relationship to promote good will and friendship with each other. The agreement was formally signed […]

  • 4 March 2012

    The director of a company contracted to carry out work on the development of a marina in Falmouth docks has been sentenced at Truro Crown Court for environmental offences leading to the illegal dumping of heavily contaminated silt in a Special Area of Conservation. On Friday 17 February Peter Frampton, company director of Oil and […]

  • 28 February 2012

    Cornwall Wildlife Trust, the local charity that protects wildlife on land and at sea, has announced that it supports an alternative option to develop Falmouth Docks which would save part of a nationally rare marine habitat. This alternative option is outlined in the Docks’ own Masterplan and initial estimates shows it could provide the economic […]

  • 24 February 2012

    Falmouth Harbour Commissioners has completed work to level the bed in the east corner of Custom House basin this week. The work took place at low water on Tuesday and was carried out by the Padstow Harbour Commissioners’ dredging vessel Mannin, which used a grab to level out the bottom of the muddy basin. Several […]