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IFCA Latest News

11/05/2017

 IFCA Future Management in England

Record fine for illegal fishing

£13k fine - The cost of illegal fishing

The latest newsletters and news page links from the IFCAs

Kent and Essex IFCA Newsletter November 2017

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Non-native crab and lobster factsheet

23/05/2016

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Fishing Focus - Latest Issue

19/05/2016

Fishing Focus is a Defra publication with a marine emphasis, covering topical issues relevant to this sector. Its purpose is to inform stakeholders about the work of the Defra Network.

Fishing Focus Issue 40 Spring 2016

Fishing Focus Issue 39 Winter 2015/16

Fishing Focus Issue 38 Autumn 2015

Fishing Focus Issue 37 Summer 2015

Fishing Focus Issue 36 Winter 2014/15

Fishing Focus Issue 35 Autumn 2014

Fishing Focus Issue 34 Summer 2014

 

This issue includes an update on the progress of the IFCAs to date

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The IFCAs 2011-2015 Achievements and Success

06/04/2016

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DEFRA offer continued IFCA funding to 2020

22/03/2016

Minister George Eustice announced the extension of Defra “new burdens” funding for the ten Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities until 2020 (the next comprehensive spending review) This funding has already been in place for 5 years, but before this announcement it was not guaranteed beyond March 2016.

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New Bass Regulations

22/03/2016

New Bass Regulations

 New regulations have been published for the protection of bass.  These measures come in force as of 29th January 2016.  A summary of the measures are presented below:

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MMO seeks views on MPA site assessment for fisheries

28/01/2016

The MMO have today published site summary assessments for nine marine protected area (MPA) sites in English inshore waters (0 to 12nm), and are asking fishermen and conservationists to test their findings and submit any new evidence by 15 February 2016 : more information can be found on the .gov website

MMO Letter to stakeholders

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Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) Tranche 2

17/01/2016

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MCZ Tranche 2 Press Release  

17th January 2016

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Scallop Dredge Skipper found guilty

02/11/2015

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Non native crabs and lobsters

13/10/2015

Non native crabs and lobsters on the Sussex Coast.

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New EU proposal on Bass landing size agreed

16/07/2015

Sea Bass Minimum Landing Size to increase

The 28 EU member states recently agreed to the Commission's proposal to increase the minimum size for northern sea bass from 36 to 42 cm in order to protect sea bass stocks in Europe 

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Current Association Briefing

14/07/2015

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Isles of Scilly Lobster and Crawfish Tagging Project

07/07/2015

The Isles of Scilly have recently obtained funding from the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) to undertake a Data Storage Tagging project on both the European Common lobster (Homarus gammarus) and the European Spiny Lobster (Palinurus elephas), also referred to as the crawfish, which are two species of large decapod crustacean with a natural distribution encompassing the United Kingdom. Both are commercially important, however a decline in populations of P.elephas has lead to very few fisheries for the species remaining, one such fishery is found on the Isles of Scilly. Situated 28 miles from the most south-western extent of mainland UK, the Isles of Scilly consist of over 200 granite islands covering approximately 1600ha and are renowned as a pristine marine environment, important to many nationally rare, threatened or vulnerable marine species and habitats. The islands shellfish industry consists of twenty three vessels and is still an important economic sector providing employment for a much larger number of people, relatively, than in the rest of the South West UK.

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Fisherman fined for taking Bass from a Bass Nursery area

26/05/2015

Plymouth Fisherman convicted and fined £2,700 for taking bass from a designated ‘Bass Nursery Area’ in Salcombe, South Devon

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Southern IFCA enforcement results in fine for fisherman

11/05/2015

Fisherman fined for taking undersized Manila Clams

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Project Inshore

06/05/2015

The aim of Project Inshore is to support scientific research of Inshore Fisheries. This is the first time such in-depth study has been undertaken. The 10 Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) are involved in Project Inshore working with the teams around the English Coast. The end result of these studies should be tailored sustainability reports for every fishery around England's coastline. This will enable fisheries to produce sustainability plans which will help to secure their futures.

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Poole Fisherman Fined for Obstructing a Fishery Officer

13/04/2015

At Bournemouth Magistrates Court Lee Arnold, 40 of Hamworthy, Poole, pleaded guilty and was fined for two separate offences of obstructing a fishery officer contrary to the Marine and Coastal Access Act, 2009. More....

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EU announce Bass bag limit for Recreational Anglers

10/04/2015

The European Commission recently published a press release stipulating a 3 bag limit for recreational anglers. You can view the original article by following the link below:

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