Sea Kayaking around Holy Island - consultation on Morlais Marine Licence Application - please complete and submit by Friday 11 September
Data to support assessment of sea kayaking in Anglesey and its importance to the local economy
Morlais Ltd has applied for consent to put in infrastructure to support an array of up to 620 tide turbines covering an area of 35 km2 immediately offshore of Holyhead. The application process includes both a navigational risk assessment (the impact on vessels including recreational boats in the area) and an assessment of the impact on the local coastal economy.
This survey was undertaken with one local club and the results submitted as part of the initial public consultation last winter. Now we are looking for more data from a larger pool of sea kayakers for the public enquiry in November. Snowdonia Canoe Club will use the data to prepare a report on the significance of the Stacks to tourism and the local economy.
We are seeking as many individual responses as possible, including information about your own Canoe Club, if you are a member, to get a sense of how popular sea kayaking is. Our initial data suggested that sea kayaking is popular across the country drawing many paddlers to visit Anglesey where they support the local economy. Your answers will help to prove this.
No personal data will be shared, just aggregated data, but we need to ask for your name and postcode to verify that responses are genuine. All personal data will be secured and used according to the Data Protection Act and will be deleted once the report, using aggregated data only, has been finalised.