Welcome to the Association of IFCAs

The aim of the Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (The Association) is to assist and promote the regional IFCAs to ensure that the authorities develop a leading and effective national role in fisheries and conservation management in line with the IFCA vision.

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Data Protection Law is changing and we want to keep you up to date with the steps that Associaton of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority is taking.

On the 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, comes into effect.  GDPR imposes additional obligations on organisations and gives you extra rights around how your data is used.

We want you to know that the Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority respects the information we hold on you and that we take the security of your information very seriously.

We have recently published a new Privacy Policy Notice to give you more information on the data we hold on you, what we do with that data, who we share your data with and your new rights under GDPR.

Our updated Privacy Notice is now on our website and you can view it here.

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Exciting opportunity to manage inshore fisheries and conservation

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is looking to recruit members for the Eastern, North Western, North Eastern and Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs).  

Each IFCA needs members who will take a balanced approach to caring for our seas, assessing the priority and importance of all users and stakeholders.  The vacancies are an opportunity for someone who wants to improve the quality of the inshore area.  

For more information, including how to apply for a position, please visit the MMO website at the following link.


 The deadline for applications is as follows:

Northumberland IFCA: 12:00 Wednesday 16 May 2018

North Eastern IFCA: 12:00 Monday 28 May 2018

Eastern IFCA: 12:00 Thursday 31 May 2018

North Western IFCA: 12:00 Friday 8 June 2018

Please note that the MMO are responsible for appointing local people with relevant expertise to IFCA committees and that Eastern IFCA does not play any part in the process.