IDActivity CategoryActivity NameActivity Description
36MilitaryAerial military activity Military exercises undertaken that involve the use of the air space above the sea, e.g. Aircraft flying, air to sea or ground firing with exploding shells.
52ExtractionAggregate extraction The extraction of sand and gravel sediments from the seabed for the aggregate industry
5Beach replenishment Beach replenishment The deposition of sediment on a beach
22Fishingbeam trawlingThe use of beam trawls as part of a commercial fishery
2BioprospectingBioprospectingThe removal of species for the purposes of research or development e.g. For medical application
32InfrastructureCables and pipelines (operation and installation) The installation, operation and maintenance of telecommunications cables and pipelines e.g. For oil and gas operations
33InfrastructureCoastal (ports, marinas, leisure facilities)The installation, operation and maintenance of coastal infrastructure such as ports, marinas and leisure facilities
34InfrastructureCoastal defence and land claimThe installation, operation and maintenance of coastal defence/erosion measures.
45Fishingcockle hand gathering & tractor dredgingHand gathering and tractor dredging in the pursuit of cockles
24FishingCreeling and potting The use of static fishing gears such as creels or pots
25FishingDemersal seine netting The use of demersal seine nets as part of a commercial fishery
26FishingDive fisheries (not including hydraulic dredging)Diving to collect marine species
63Waste disposal Dredge (capital, maintenance) & quarry (geological material) waste disposalThe disposal of dredging and quarrying spoil at sea
17ExtractionDredging (capital, maintenance)The dredging and extraction of seabed sediments for e.g. Deepening a channel in a harbour or port
27FishingDrift netting The use of drift nets as part of a commercial fishery
16Energy production and associated infrastructureEnergy production - (power stations, inc. nuclear)The operation of nuclear power stations at the coastal zone
20ExtractionExtraction of sediment as part of oil and gas operationsThe extraction of seabed sediments for the purposes of oil and gas exploration e.g. Well drilling
30AquacultureFinfish cultureThe farming of finfish such as salmon, halibut, and turbot.
49FishingHand gathering of mussels and oystersHand gathering in the pursuit of oysters and mussels
46FishingHydraulic dredging for bivalves (e.g. cockles, razor and surf clams)Hydraulic dredging in the pursuit of cockles
41Waste disposal Industrial & agricultural liquid dischargesThe release of liquids into the marine environment undertaken as part of agricultural or industrial processes
28FishingIntertidal fishing (e.g. bait digging, but not bivalves)The collection of non-bivalve species such as lugworm for bait etc.
29FishingLine fishingThe use of hooked lines as part of a commercial fishery
62Waste disposal munitions (chemical & conventional) disposalThe disposal of munitions waste at sea
50FishingMussels and oyster dredgingDredging in the pursuit of mussels and oysters
35InfrastructureOil and gas infrastructureThe installation, operation and maintenance of oil and gas platforms such as rigs
54Fishingotter trawlingThe use of otter trawls as part of a commercial fishery
55Fishingpelagic trawling & purse seiningThe use of pelagic trawling/purse seining as part of a commercial fishery
18ExtractionQuarrying - at coast (terrestrial)The extraction of quarry material at or near the coastal zone
56FishingRecreational fishingThe pursuit of marine species for recreational purposes e.g. Rod fishing
57Fishingscallop dredgingThe use of scallop dredgers as part of a commercial fishery
37MilitarySea surface military activity Military exercises using of the sea surface e.g. boats, surface explosions and surface target towing
39MilitarySeabed surface military activity Military exercises undertaken that involve the use of the seabed e.g. Installation and operation of seabed mounted equipment, seabed sampling and degaussing
47Seaweed harvestingSeaweed harvestingThe removal of seaweeds
9Seismic surveySeismic surveyThe use of echo sounders underwater
58Fishingset (fixed) net fishingThe use of set (fixed) nets as part of a commercial fishery
42Waste disposal Sewage disposalThe disposal of sewage into the marine environment
31AquacultureShellfish cultureThe farming of shellfish such as mussels or oysters
10ShippingShippingThe transit and anchoring of commercial vessels
40MilitarySonar use for military purposesThe use of echo sounders underwater as part of military exercises
15Energy production and associated infrastructureTidal turbine energy productionThe installation, operation and maintenance of tidal turbines
8Tourism and recreationTourism and recreationActivities undertaken in the marine and coastal environment such as kayaking, sailing and surfing
38MilitaryWater column military activity Military exercises undertaken that involve the use of the water column e.g. Submarine use and diving
53ExtractionWater extraction (freshwater catchment; industrial, e.g. power station)The extraction and release of water from and into the marine environment e.g. Cooling water for industrial processes
14Energy production and associated infrastructureWave turbine energy production The installation, operation and maintenance of wave turbines
13Energy production and associated infrastructureWind turbine energy productionThe installation, operation and maintenance of wind turbines at sea