Strandings Protocol in Brixham

Protocol for Live Strandings within Brixham Harbour Authority:

This Protocol is to be put into action on identifying an animal in distress – otherwise please leave well alone…..

British Divers Marine Life Rescue: 01825 765546 office hours or 07787 433412 outside office hours

Brixham Harbour Office: 01803 853321
Brixham Seawatch:  07712 587799

Correct Identification Essential – they will need:

  • Location and Directions
  • Species and Size
  • Historical and Current behaviour
  • Condition of Animal
  • Signs of any injury
  • A photo/video if possible

BDMLR to attend as soon as possible to assess

Necessary equipment i.e sling et to be located and requested
Brixham Location: Security Hut

Information Leaflets Distributors/Volunteer Crowd Managers

Pride in Brixham Contact 1: Mary Thompson
Pride in Brixham Contact 2: Pat Hammond
Pride in Brixham Contact 3: Pat Lihou

Public to be requested not to swim/interact/crowd the animal

Dogs are to be prohibited from entering the water close to the animal

Speed boats are not to be allowed within a designated safe area and patrolled by volunteers either in canoes or on land

If absolutely necessary small harbour launch to be used with trained medics onboard