Tag Archives: inshore

Closed – consultation: management for West of Walney Marine Conservation Zone

Closes 11:45pm 13th July 2018 The Marine Management Organisation has launched a formal consultation on possible new commercial fisheries management measures within part of the West of Walney Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). This takes the form of a proposed West of Walney MCZ (specified area) bottom towed fishing gear byelaw 2018 and follows a period

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Closed – consultation on Byelaw 3 (Permit to Fish for Cockles and Mussels) (NW IFCA)

Closes 7th July The North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NWIFCA) are conducting a review of Byelaw 3 (Permit to Fish for Cockles and Mussels). They are consulting stakeholders on management measures to be included in the new byelaw which will regulate hand gathering activities. For more information on the consultation follow this link.

NW-IFCA Newsletter Sept 2014

The North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority has just released their latest newsletter, which is downloadable below. The newsletter covers an update on fisheries, a report on the Members Training Day and news about three voluntary member vacancies at the Authority which are open for applications until 9th September. For more information visit the

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Heysham Flat Seed Mussel Fishery Opens

The North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority has announced that, commencing the 26th of August 2014, the Heysham Flat Seed Mussel Fishery is open for all current Byelaw 3 Permit Holders. A new Byelaw 3 permit for 2014/2015 will be required from the 1st of September 2014 and more information and application forms can be found

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New Requirement to Submit Monthly Catch Return Records – Cockles and Mussels

The North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NW IFCA) has announced that, from the 1st of July 2014, it is a requirement under Section 21 of the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Athority Byelaw no. 3 that all permit holders must record and submit monthly returns relating to catches and fishing efforts. This follows

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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

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Closed – Irish Sea Marine Conservation Zones Consultation

Defra has published the consultation documents for the first tranche of Marine Conservation Zones. The consultation runs until midnight on 31st March 2013. This is the key opportunity for everyone with an interest in the marine and coastal environment to influence which MCZs are designated. Information gathered during this consultation may also be used to

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