Cornwall IFCA Committee

Cornwall IFCA is directed and governed by its Committee, which is a committee of Cornwall Council. The Cornwall IFCA Committee is made up of representatives from Cornwall Council, along with people appointed by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) who are from different sectors that use or are knowledgeable about the inshore marine area, such as commercial and recreational fishermen, environmental groups and marine researchers, who offer their time voluntarily. The Marine Management Organisation, Environment Agency and Natural England also each have a statutory seat on the IFCA Committee.

Click here to see the Membership of Cornwall IFCA Committee.

Cornwall IFCA Committee is governed by a constitution which covers the legal procedures relevant to the work of our Committee and its members.

Click here a copy of our Constitution.

Cornwall IFCA Agendas and Minutes
Committee agendas and minutes can be located either through this website using the links on the sidebar or through the Cornwall Council website.

Click here Cornwall IFCA meeting agendas, minutes and general Committee information


Cornwall IFCA Members
 
Tony Tomlinson MBE (Chairman) MMO Appointee
John Fitter (Vice-Chairman) Cornwall Council
Anthony G Berry MMO Appointee
John Brooks MMO Appointee
Geoff Brown Cornwall Council
Richard Buscombe Cornwall Council
Graham Coad Cornwall Council
Victoria Hobson MMO Appointee
Mark Kaczmarek Cornwall Council
Colin May MMO Officer 
Sangeeta McNair Natural England
Celia J Mitchell MMO Appointee
David Muirhead MMO Appointee
John Munday MMO Appointee
James Mustoe Cornwall Council
Paul Summers Cornwall Council
David Thomasson MMO Appointee
Simon Toms Environment Agency
Nick Tregenza MMO Appointee
Ruth Williams MMO Appointee
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Photogaph of committee member. Having owned and skippered trawlers in Cornwall from the mid seventies until retiring in 2010 I have been involved with Cornwall Sea Fisheries Committee, board member of CFPO. From 2001 I chaired the EU funding for Fisheries in Cornwall under Objective 1, EFF and now EMFF. I joined the board of Falmouth Harbour Commrs in 2011 and am currently Deputy Chairman. I have chaired Cornwall IFCA since its inception and am also Vice Chair of the Assn of IFCA’s. Awarded MBE for services to the Industry in 2006
Tony Tomlinson MBE (Chairman)
MMO Appointee
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John Fitter
(Vice-Chairman)
Cornwall Council
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Anthony G Berry
MMO Appointee
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 John Brooks
John Brooks
MMO Appointee
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Originally I trained as a biology teacher who then worked with children and young people with special needs. I spent 10 years working in the Production Department of an international publishing firm. I am currently a trainer delivering a range of courses from specialist first aid to BETEC Work Skills and numeracy to training Level 2 Angling Coaches.

My passion for sea angling led me to become a director of the NFSA and a member of the Conservation Group of Angling Trust and the Coach Steering Group of the Angling Development Board. I am currently Junior Leader at Mounts Bay Angling Society and frequently coach other groups. I record catches of elasmobranchs for the Shark Trust and also organise eggcase hunts.

My interest in the Marine Environment led me to become a member of the Advisory Group of the Fal & Helford Special Area of Conservation which I now chair and I also sit on the Management Forum. 

I volunteer as a Community First Responder with the South Western Ambulance Service Trust and am a committee member of the West Cornwall Branch of the National Autistic Society.
 

 
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Geoff Brown
Cornwall Council
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Richard Buscombe
Cornwall Council
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Graham Coad
Cornwall Council
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Victoria Hobson
Victoria Hobson
MMO Appointee
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I am an established marine biologist who has combined experience of both practical application and research which has enabled me to enthuse others with the knowledge and science that lies within this field. Following graduation from the University of Southampton, I went on to obtain my PhD in Swansea, utilising the emerging technology of satellite remote sensing and geolocation techniques. I worked jointly with Cefas in Lowestoft for three years where I worked on North Sea cod and spent several months at sea on groundfish surveys round the UK. More recently I have been working to establish a jellyfish fishery in UK waters. Recently, I was the senior source of advice on marine biology and environment for the Royal Navy. Where I assisting with planning of both exercises and operations, particularly providing guidance on marine protected areas and marine mammals.
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Mark Kaczmarek
Cornwall Council
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Colin May
Marine Management Organisation statutory representative.  
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 Sangeeta McNair
 Natural England
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I have a background in marine biology and fisheries.  I have a MSc. from the University of Aberdeen in Marine & Fisheries Science (1995), which included 6 months at the Fisheries Department, San Sebastian (AZTI), working on fisheries research vessels, studying the distribution of fish larvae in the Bay of Biscay, contributing to commercial stock assessments.

I worked for the Fisheries Department of South Australia (SARDI) in 1998-9, working on the prawn trawl fishery in the Spencer Gulf, spending 5 nights at a time on the trawlers collecting stock data.  I also worked as a diving researcher on the abalone fishery and the Australian Giant Cuttlefish fishery. 

In 2002-3 I worked as the Inshore Fisheries Adviser for English Nature, contributing to advice on the 2002 CFP reform, and working closely with the then Sea Fisheries Committees from around the country.

I have worked for Natural England for 12 years.  I am a Senior Marine Adviser for the Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Team, mainly providing advice on Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries, working with key delivery partners.  I sit on the steering group for C&IoS FLAG in an advisory capacity and am the Natural England representative for Cornwall IFCA.

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Celia J Mitchell
MMO Appointee
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David Muirhead
MMO Appointee
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John Munday
MMO Appointee
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James Mustoe

James Mustoe
Cornwall Council
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Paul Summers
Cornwall Council
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David Thomasson
MMO Appointee
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Simon Toms
Environment Agency
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Nick Tregenza
MMO Appointee
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Having been born and brought up in Cornwall I have the interests of our communities and protection of our county and seascape at heart. With an ingrained passion for the sea, I studied Marine Biology at University of Plymouth, graduating in 1994, and then won a Scholarship to study marine ecology and fisheries for my MSc at James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia.  Following a number of jobs gaining marine conservation experience in Australia, France, and Ireland, I returned home to Cornwall where I began work for Cornwall Wildlife Trust in 1999.  The Trust’s Living Seas work programme currently supports a small team which I oversee in my current role as Marine Conservation Manager.  Working for a charity and an NGO is often challenging but my work is varied as we are involved in a wide range of marine conservation initiatives around the Cornish coast.  This includes data collection through dive and shore surveys, marine animal sightings and strandings recording, education, awareness and community engagement work, promotion of sustainable fishing practices, and advocacy work towards better management of our seas.  I was a member of the Cornwall Sea Fisheries Committee for several years before being appointed onto the Cornwall IFCA Committee.
 
Ruth Williams
MMO Appointee
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