About Us

Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.

There are 10 Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities in England. The 10 IFCAs are committees or joint committees of local government. The principal objective of the AIFCA is to carry on business of providing representation and support for the inshore fisheries and conservation authorities.

The Association of IFCAs is a private company limited by guarantee without share capital. The name of the Company is the Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities Ltd. Company Number 07678190.

The Association is governed by a Board of Directors and a Members Forum. The Members Forum is composed on the Chairman and Chief Officer of the 10 IFCAs in England. The Members Forum appoint a chairman and vice chairman from the membership; the Chairman and Vice Chairman join the Chief Officers who act as the Directors of the AIFCA.

Associate Members of the IFCA are invited to be members of the AIFCA Members Forum. Association members include fisheries management Authorities from elsewhere in the UK and the Crown Dependencies.

Full details of the articles of Association of the AIFCA can be found HERE

Day to Day running of the AIFCA is delivered through the AIFCA team

you can contact the AIFCA via email on enquiries@association-ifca.org.uk

or by post to our registered address;

Eldo House Kempson Way, Suffolk Business Park, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7AR

What we spend and how we spend it.

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.

We are a membership organisation and the main source of income is via subscription. Since 2011 the 10 IFCAs in England have paid a subscription of £12,000 per annual to the AIFCA.

As a company limited by guarantee we produce annual accounts which are submitted to company’s house. Full details of the Company’s income and expenditure can be found HERE.

What our priorities are and how we are doing.

Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.

In April 2021 The AIFCA approved a Business Plan for 2021 to 2024 which can be view HERE. The Plan stats the AIFCA is the national voice of IFCAs working with committees to support, promote and improve. The 4 main activities identified under the plan are;

The AIFCA Business Plan establishes priorities and an Annual Delivery Plan sets out the priorities for delivery. A copy of the Annual Deliver plan can be found HERE

How we make decisions.

Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.

The AIFCA Members Forum & Directors meets quarterly and holds and Annual General Meeting in June Each Year.

Policy Proposal and Decision-making process are undertaken in accordance with the AIFCA Articles of Association (available HERE).

Our policies and procedures.

Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Th policies and procedures of the Company may be found HERE and minutes of the most recent meetings may be found below. The Minutes of the last meeting of the Members Forum shall be draft until they are approved at the next meeting.

Minutes of Directors Meetings

March 2021

December 2021

September 2021

June 2021

March 2021

December 2020

October 2020

Minutes of Members Forum Meetings

March 2022

December 2021

September 2021

June 2021

March 2021

December 2020

October 2020


Lists and Registers.

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.

The AIFCA holds a Database of those who have opted to receive information about the work of the AIFCA in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR. The AIFCA files records in accordance with the reporting requirements of Companies House. Further details may be found HERE

The Services we Offer

We provide a point of contact for central government, other agencies and NGOs on national relevant to IFCAs.

Details of the guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases are found on our website http://www.association-ifca.org.uk/

Day to Day running of the AIFCA is delivered through the AIFCA team