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April 2017: Reminder on netting restrictions in the Camel and Fowey
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April 2017: Manacles MCZ byelaw confirmed
The Manacles Marine Conservation Zone (Fishing Restrictions) Byelaw 2017 has been confirmed into law
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April 2017: Annual Plan
Cornwall IFCA has published its Annual Plan for the 17/18 financial year. 
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March 2017: Defra consultation
Defra is seeking views on the proposal to ban the landing of egg-bearing (also known as ‘berried’) lobsters and crawfish in England.
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March 2017: Successful Prosecution
Cornwall IFCA successfully prosecutes owner and master of scalloping vessel Rejoice BH220 for dredging for scallops during curfew hours. 
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 Inshore netting byelaw public meeting
Click here to find out more about a series of drop-in meetings to discuss inshore netting. 
2017 European bass regulations announced.
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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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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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