April 2017: The Manacles Marine Conservation Zone (Fishing Restrictions) Byelaw 2017

In December 2016 Cornwall IFCA announced that it was applying to the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for confirmation of this new byelaw intended to protect the Manacles MCZ from damage by bottom towed gear.

This byelaw has now been signed and is law. You can view a copy of this byelaw on our Regulations/Byelaws page.

It is now an offence to use, or to have any part of bottom towed gear below the surface of the sea within the Manacles Marine Conservation Zone.

Manacles MCZ, for information only, not to be used for navigation.
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