Welcome to Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

Jan 2018: Cornwall IFCA River and Estuarine Fishing Nets Byelaw 2017
A new Cornwall IFCA byelaw has been confirmed by Defra prohibiting the use (with some small exceptions) of all nets in Cornwall’s Rivers and Estuaries.
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December 2017: Recruitment to MMO board

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) are seeking 3 new members of the MMO Board
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October 2017:  Fisherman fined for failing to declare catch 
On Wednesday 18 October 2017 Cornwall IFCA successfully prosecuted Mr Samuel Jago   the master and owner of the fishing vessel Bosloe (PH122) for failing to make monthly shellfish returns. 
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October 2017: New national legislation to protect berried lobsters
The UK government has changed the law regarding the landing of berried lobsters and crawfish in England.  
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Sept 2017: Live Wrasse Fishery Guidance
Cornwall IFCA has agreed the following guidance for the commercial exploitation of live wrasse.  This guidance is a voluntary code agreed with the industry and forms the first step towards managing this fishery

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Sept 2017: Bluefin tuna guidance
The recent appearance of bluefin tuna around the coast of England and Wales had led to a lot of public interest in the rules applied to fishing for this species.

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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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