Padstow Harbour Legislation
Each port or harbour has its own Byelaws and/or Harbour Orders. These are local laws for the regulation and administration of the port or harbour concerned. As a general rule, the byelaws set out the powers of the Harbour Master and provide for the orderly control of such matters as navigation, mooring and handling of goods and cargo.
The PHC Port and Harbour Byelaws were implemented in 1991 and have enabled the safe and efficient use of the Port for all that use it. Unfortunately, on occasion the Commissioners have exercised their enforcement powers with successful prosecutions against breaches of harbour legislation.
Currently the Padstow Harbour Commissioners are in consultation with an aim to amending the current byelaws to provide an even safer and more efficient legislative document to ensure safe operations for many years to come.