Change in survey dates

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Change in survey dates

Poole-Cherbourg survey dates have altered

Dear all,

Due to the new contract Brittany Ferries has with the Government to assist with Brexit, there are no longer day sailings taking place on a Saturday for the Poole to Cherbourg route. The ORCA surveys on this route will therefore now be taking place on a Friday and where possible this has been rescheduled to the Friday prior to the original Saturday survey date. For a list of the new Poole-Cherbourg survey dates please see the ‘ORCA Ferry Survey Routes & Dates 2019’ document on the Applying for Surveys page of the Surveyor Network. Surveyors who applied for the original dates will still be contacted first for allocation on the new Friday sailings.

I would also like to take this opportunity to inform you that the April survey teams have all been confirmed and we are currently working through the May survey teams. If you are successful you will receive an email from us in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your understanding with the changes in schedule and also a big thank you to those who have already been out at sea this season collecting vital data to enable us to protect these magnificent creatures and their habitats.

Best wishes,


Lucy Babey
Head of Science and Conservation 
Deputy Director