Ex-Cornwall Sea Fisheries Committee byelaws
Berried lobsters & crawfish
Crabs
Crawfish
Lobster 
Mesh of nets in parts of district
Methods of fishing (dredges) byelaw
Parts of crab
Parts of escallops byelaw
Protection of v-notched lobsters  
Purse seine and ring nets
Scallop dredge (limited fishing time) byelaw
Shellfish boats
Specified fish sizes (as amended)
Spider crabs
St Ives bay gill net fishery
Trawling in parts of district
Trawling


Ex-Environment Agency byelaws
Byelaw for the regulation of scallop dredging in the Fal and Helford European Marine Site Cornwall
Sea fishery (shellfish) byelaws relating to oysters

Byelaws for the regulation of cockle harvesting in the Cornish estuaries

Ex-Devon Sea Fisheries Committee byelaws
Ex-Devon sea fisheries commitee byelaws  
(Application,  Scallops – methods of fishing;  Shellfish – escallop;  Shellfish – re-deposit of;  Temporary closure of shellfish beds;  Winkles;  Crabs;  Definition of trawling;  Size of vessels;  Parts of edible crab;  Pots used for fishing for Crustacea;  Protection of v-notched lobsters;  Protection of undersize and berried lobsters)

EU and National legislation
The Marine Management Organisation’s Blue Book is a consolidated version of UK and EU fisheries legislation. The Marine Management Organisation maintains the legislation in the Blue Book but cannot guarantee that it is up to date at all times.

Click here to see the Blue Book.

We do not enforce all of the legislation detailed in the Blue Book. The majority of legislation applicable to Cornwall IFCA District and enforced by Cornwall IFCA can be found in Section E.

If you are unsure of any legislation that may affect you please
Contact Us or the MMO immediately. 

Bass Regulations


Click here to see information on bass regulations.  

Codes of Practice
When issues arise in fisheries within the Cornwall IFCA District, the Authoritiy's officers will initially try to find non legislative ways of resolving these issues.

Officers work closely with fishermen and other organisations to set out workable codes of good practice (COP's). COP's, when followed, can address the issues that have arisen in a fishery without the Authority having to introduce a byelaw. However, should any COP prove to be insufficient to resolve any problems, the Authority will seek to introduce a byelaw.

When issues arise in fisheries within the Cornwall IFCA District, the Authoritiy's officers will initially try to find non legislative ways of resolving these issues.

Officers work closely with fishermenand other organisations to set out workable codes of good practice (COP's). COP's, when followed, can address the issues that have arisen in a fishery without the Authority having to introduce a byelaw. However, should any COP prove to be insufficient to resolve any problems, the Authority will seek to introduce a byelaw.

Click here to see the Code of Practice for the Incidental Capture of Cetaceans.
Click here to see the Code of Practice for Net Fishing in St Ives Bay.
Click here to see the Code of Practice for Net Fishing in the Falmouth Bay to St Austell Bay pSPA
Click here to see the Code of Practice for Red Mullet Netting.
Click here to see the Code of Practice for Winkle Fishing.
Click here to see the Live Wrasse Fishery Guidence

External Codes of Practice
These COP are not created or enforced by Cornwall IFCA and are here for infomation only.


Click here to view the Angling Trust Voluntary Bait Collecting Code of Conduct

 
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