September 2018: Update on recreational fishing for bass

20th September

On 4 September 2018, the European Commission made a proposal to amend the European Council regulation that prohibited recreational fishermen from retaining any bass they caught.Click here to view the amendment.   This amendment ...
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July 2018: Seal survey on behalf of MMO and Defra

17th July

Defra and the MMO have commissioned ABPmer to manage a new project to help improve advice on ways to prevent seals from taking fish catches. Seals eat catches from fishing gear in areas throughout English waters, particularly i ...
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June 2018: Change of Authority meeting date

14th June

Due to the sad and untimely death of Councillor Paul Summers the date of the June Authority Meeting has been postponed and will now take place on Monday 25 June at 14:00 in the Council Chamber at New County Hall.  Click here for ...
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May 2018: Cornwall IFCA Privacy Policy

25th May

You may have heard about the changes to the data protection laws in the UK the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To ensure we are complying with this law, and to ensure that we are as open as possible about how we handl ...
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April 2018: Live wrasse fishery consultation

13th April

Cornwall IFCA is developing a new byelaw to manage the developing fishery for live wrasse which has emerged recently in Cornwall.  We are looking for your information and views.Click hereto download an information pack and ques ...
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March 2018: Cornwall IFCA Annual Plan

29th March

Every year Cornwall IFCA published an Annual Plan setting out the authority’s main objectives and priorities for the year. Click here to view the 2018/19 Annual Plan.
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Jan 2018: Recreational Sea Angling Public Meeting

2nd March

Thursday 8 March 2018 19:00-21:00Indian Queens Victory Hall, St Francis Rd., Indian Queens, Saint Columb, Cornwall TR9 6PPCornwall IFCA would like to invite you to a public meeting we are holding.  The subjects covered at the publ ...
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Jan 2018: New European Bass Regulations

28th February

The European Union has now published 2018 fishing opportunities in the Official Journal.Click here  to view the Official Journal. Article 9 (on page 11) covers measures on European seabass fisheries. The 2018 regulations provide t ...
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Jan 2018: Cornwall IFCA River and Estuarine Fishing Nets Byelaw 2017

18th January

Defra has confirmed into law a new byelaw banning netting for sea fish (with a small number of specific exceptions) in Cornwall's rivers and estuaries.It is an offence, with specific exceptions listed below, to use a net for the p ...
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October 2017: Fisherman fined for failing to declare catch

18th October 2017

On Wednesday 18 October 2017, at Truro Magistrates Court, Cornwall IFCA successfully prosecuted Mr Samuel Jago (50) of Market Street, Kingsand near Torpoint, the master and owner of the fishing vessel Bosloe (PH122) for failing to ...
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