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March 2017: Defra consultation on proposal to ban the landing of egg-bearing (also known as ‘berried’) lobsters and crawfish in England
Defra is seeking views on the proposal to ban the landing of egg-bearing (also known as ‘berried’) lobsters and crawfish in England.

March 2017: Marine Planning drop in session
The Marine Management Organisation is holding a drop-in session regarding the marine plan for the south west.

March 2017: Successful prosecution of scalloping vessel
Master and owner of fishing vessel Rejoice BH220 prosecuted for dredging for scallops inside the Cornwall IFCA district during the curfew hours.

February 2017: MCA prosecuition leads to jail for
Maritime and Coastguard Agency prosecution of fishing vessel owner.

February 2017: Public meetings
Cornwall IFCA is holding a series of public drop-in sessions to talk about a proposed new byelaw to manage inshore netting around parts of the Cornish coast.

January 2017: New restrictions on bass fishing
2017 EU bass regulations

January 2017: Consultation opens for Whitsand and Looe Bay MCZ (Fishing Restrictions) Byelaw 2017
28 Day consultation period opens on this proposed byealaw.

December 2016: Sardine stranding

December 2016: 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

Dec 2016: Lobster, Crawfish and Crab Fishing Permit Byelaw 2016
New byelaw confirmed

December 2016: New Cornwall IFCA byelaws

December 2016: European bass proposals
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.

November 2016: Successful prosecution of scalloping vessel
On 23 November 2016, at Truro Magistrates Court, Cornwall IFCA successfully prosecuted the owner and master of the scallop dredging vessel Celtic Star CS1.

November 2016: Plymouth Sound and Tamar survey
Cornwall IFCA has been asked to circulate a survey on behalf of the Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum.

Nov 2016: Sea Angling 2017
Sea Angling 2017, a study, run by Cefas and undertaken by Substance, seeks to get up to 1,000 sea anglers to keep an online diary of their fishing trips and catches as well as what they spend, throughout 2017.

October 2016: Successful prosecution of scalloping vessel
On 7 September 2016, at Truro Magistrates Court, Cornwall IFCA successfully prosecuted the owner and master of the scallop dredging vessel Morning Star P8

Sept 2016: River and Estuary netting byelaw
Formal Consultation opens on this byealw

Sept 2016: Manacles MCZ byelaw
Formal Consultation opens on this byelaw

Sept 2016: Recreational Angling Public Meeting

June 2016: Draft Permit Byealw

June 2016: Recreational Sea Angling Strategy
Cornwall IFCA has published its Recreational Sea Angling Strategy

April 2016: MMO Campaign targets Illegal sale of fish
Looks fishy? Don’t risk it. Buying fish through illegitimate sources damages the fishing industry, fish stocks and the long term future of the marine environment.2

April 2016: MMO to host marine planning meetings
The Marine Management Organisation is starting the next phase of marine plans, and would like to invite you to one of the marine planning events, taking place the week of Monday 11 April.

March 2016: New shellfish permit byelaw consultation
Formal Consultation on the Lobster, Crawfish and Crab Fishing Permit Bylaw.

Feb 2016: Harbour Porpoise Possible Special Area of Conservation Consultation - Public Stakeholder Events
As part of the ongoing public consultation regarding the proposals for harbour porpoise possible Special Areas of Conservation (pSACs), JNCC is hosting open public drop-in events.


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