New Opportunity to Influence the Management of the North West’s Inshore Fisheries

People interested in influencing the management of inshore fisheries around the North West of England are being encouraged to apply to join the region’s inshore fisheries and conservation authority (IFCA).

The North Western IFCA is looking to recruit an individual with expertise in marine environment, which could include:

  • contributing to the sustainable use of the inshore waters by helping to set up suitable regulations
  • designing byelaws to control over-exploitation of resources
  • ·making sure there are measures in place to protect all components of the marine environment including birds, fish, invertebrates and plants
  • helping to manage marine protected areas including marine conservation zones in the IFCA district

The IFCA needs members who will take a balanced approach to caring for the seas, assessing the priority and importance of all users and stakeholders. This vacancy is an opportunity for someone who feels strongly about the marine environment to make a difference for the benefit of marine wildlife and the quality of the inshore seas of the North West of England.

David Abbott, Head of Marine Compliance for the Marine Management Organisation which is carrying out the recruitment said “This is an excellent opportunity for experienced people in the inshore marine area to use their skills to influence decisions on how their local area is managed.”

The deadline for applications is 18 June 2013.

The roles are on a voluntary basis although relevant expenses may be reimbursed. More information and how to apply can be found from this link , alternatively email or telephone 0300 123 1032 for more information.


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