December 2018: EU announces TAC and Quota for 2019

21st December 2018

After very intense negotiations, the Council reached agreement on 2019 catch limits for the main commercial fish stocks in the area. The agreement is based on a strong commitment to the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy ...
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December 2018: 2014-18 conduct and operation report for all IFCA

12th December 2018

Defra has published the four year report on the conduct and operation of the ten IFCA around England.  The report meets the requirements of section 183 (1) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 20091 and is the second quadrennial r ...
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November 2018: Cornwall IFCA netting questionnaire

23rd November 2018

Cornwall IFCA - proposed new netting byelaw Informal consultation We are starting to develop a new byelaw to protect salmon and sea trout from nets set in a number of areas around the Cornish coast where these fish may be ...
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November 2018: SBFC UK online bass survey

5th November 2018

Sea BAss Fisheries Conservation UK (SBFC UK) have launched an online survey. SBFC UK is a project tasked with describing sea bass fisheries on a regional level to help improve future sea bass conservation and management.  This sur ...
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October 2018: Fisheries Bill introduced into Parliament.

26th October 2018

The Fisheries Bill has been introduced to Parliament. This bill will prepare the UK for leaving the Common Fisheries Policy as part of the Brexit process.Click here for more information.Click here to view the bill.
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October 2018: Lead Training Officer vacancy with the Association of IFCA

10th October 2018

ASSOCIATION OF INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES IFCA National Lead Training Officer Salary: £22,753 (£37,922 pro-rata) Location: Flexible Type of position: Temporary (1 year with possibility of extension) part ...
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October 2018: Defra consultation, under 12m inshore VMS

4th October 2018

Defra are seeking your views on the introduction of Inshore Vessel Monitoring Systems for all licensed British fishing boats under 12 metres in length operating in English waters. Vessel monitoring systems using satellite techn ...
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October 2018: Update on recreational fishing for bass

1st October 2018

New bag limit for recreational fishing for bass.  The European Union has changed the rules on recreational fishing for bass. From 1 October to 31 December 2018 people fishing recreationally in England and Wales shall not retai ...
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July 2018: Seal survey on behalf of MMO and Defra

17th July 2018

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 2018

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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