Posted: 12 Dec 2011 06:30 AM PST
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 06:26 AM PST
Wessex Archaeology (WA) has been re-appointed as the Government's contractor for Archaeological Services in relation to the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 (PWA). The contract, managed by English Heritage for DCMS, runs from the 1st April 2012 to the 31st March 2013.
The principal aim of the contract is to supply advice to English Heritage, Historic Scotland, Cadw, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency to enable them to advise their respective Secretary of State, Scottish, Welsh or Northern Ireland Ministers, as appropriate, about issues of designation and licensing under the PWA 1973.
Since Spring 2003 WA has delivered the contract. This involves fieldwork to monitor, record and investigate designated wrecks, and assess sites that may require designation.
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