Sept 2016: River and Estuary netting byelaw

Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009


River and Estuarine Fishing Nets Byelaw  2017

 Notice is hereby given: Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) intends to apply to the Minister for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for the confirmation of the River and Estuarine Fishing Nets Byelaw 2017.
Byelaw: The River and Estuarine Fishing Nets Byelaw 2017 has been proposed to balance the different needs of persons exploiting sea fisheries resources in the tidal parts of rivers and estuaries by prohibiting most net fishing methods.  It also provides additional protection from netting for sea fish, salmon and sea trout, including juvenile and spawning stocks.  Landing nets may still be used, ebb nets, sand-eel seines are also permitted subject to certain conditions and geographical restrictions. Please refer to the illustrative charts below for guidance on the areas. 

A full text of the above Byelaw can be inspected at, or obtained from Cornwall IFCA, Chi Gallos, Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park, North Quay, Hayle, TR27 4DD.  Copies can be requested in person, by letter or by phone. Or;

Click here to download a copy

Click here to download a copy of the Impact Assessment 
Any person wishing to object or comment must make representations, within 28 days of the publication of this notice (Thursday 29 September 2016), in writing to both the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and Cornwall IFCA at the following addresses:
MMO: Marine Conservation and Enforcement Team, Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7YH
Cornwall IFCA: Chi Gallos, Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park, North Quay, Hayle, TR27 4DD

Tamar River ChartLooe River ChartHelford River ChartFal River Chart
Please note these charts are for illustrative purposes only. For precise information please consult the text of the byelaw. 
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