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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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June 2017: Public consultation on changes to the regulations under the Fal Fishery Order
Consultation on proposed changes to the management of the Fal Oyster and Mussel Fisheries
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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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2017 European bass regulations announced.
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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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