February 2019: New Cornwall IFCA Byelaws.

Posted on 11th February 2019

Cornwall IFCA has received confirmation form Defra that two new byealws have come into force.

  • The Whitsand and Looe Bay Marine Conservation Zone (Fishing Restrictions) Byelaw 2018; and 
  • the Live Wrasse Fishing (Limited Permit) Byelaw 2018

Both have received confirmation by Defra and are now in force.


The Whitsand and Looe Bay Marine Conservation Zone (Fishing Restrictions) Byelaw 2018
This protects features of the Whitsand and Looe Bay MCZ by prohibiting the use of bottom towed gear such as dredges and some trawls in the majority of the site. It is now an offence to use, or to have bottom towed gear in the water within the prohibited area

 

Click here to view the Whitsand and Looe Bay Marine Conservation Zone (Fishing Restrictions) Byelaw 2018

 

The Live Wrasse Fishing (Limited Permit) Byelaw 2018

This byelaw restricts the fishing for live wrasse creating a permit system. You can only retain live wrasse from the Cornwall IFCA district,  aboard a commercially licenced fishing vessel if you have successfully applied for one of five permits. The byelaw also sets out a number of different restrictions on the fishery.

 

Click here to find out more about the new live wrasse permit scheme.

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