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Consultation opens on the Whitsand and Looe Bay MCZ Byelaw 2017
Formal consultation has opened on this new byelaw which will prohibit the use of bottom towed gear within the whole of this Marine Conservation Zone. 
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Sardine Stranding
Cornwall IFCA is aware of the large amount of dead fish washing up between Marazion and Mounts Bay. 
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 Update on new byelaws
Update on the progress of The River and Estuarine Fishing Nets Byelaw 2017 and the Manacles Marine Conservation Zone (Fishing Restrictions) Byelaw
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New lobster, crab and crawfish permit byelaw confirmed
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December 2016: European Council agrees 2017 fishing opportunities in North East Atlantic

On 12 December 2016 the Agriculture and Fisheries Council reached a political agreement on a regulation concerning the 2017 catch limits for the main commercial fish stocks in the Atlantic, the North Sea and international fisheries in which EU vessels participate. 
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Nov 2016: Successful Prosecution
Cornwall IFCA successfully prosecutes owner and master of scalloping vessel Celtic Star for using bottom towed gear in the Eddystone EMS. 
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Cornwall IFCA is responsible for marine fisheries and environmental management in our inshore waters and estuaries. It was established on 1 April 2011 as a result of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The Authority has taken over the duties, responsibilities and assets of Cornwall Sea Fisheries Committee, together with a broader remit for the sustainable management of the inshore marine environment.
 

Cornwall IFCA will lead, champion and manage a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries. It will do this by successfully securing the right balance between social, environmental and economic benefits to ensure healthy seas, sustainable fisheries and a viable future.
 
Fisheries patrol vessel Saint Piran at sea.



 
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