THIS CONSULTATION HAS NOW CLOSED

Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

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 Live Wrasse Fishing (Limited Permit) Byelaw 2018, and the Whitsand and Looe Bay Marine Conservation Zone (Fishing Restrictions) Byelaw 2018.

Live Wrasse Fishing (Limited Permit) Byelaw 2018

This byelaw restricts fishing for live wrasse by limiting it to a maximum of five permit holders, and sets other provisions such as minimum sizes for wrasse, closed fishing periods and closed fishing areas. The aim is to appropriately manage fishing for live wrasse such that it can be maintained as a small scale, commercially viable fishery.

Click here to download a copy of the full text of the byelaw

Click here to download a copy of the impact assessment for this byelaw

Click here to download a map showing the closed areas

Whitsand and Looe Bay Marine Conservation Zone (Fishing Restrictions) Byelaw 2018

This byelaw protects features of the Whitsand and Looe Bay MCZ by prohibiting the use of bottom towed gear in the majority of the site. This new byelaw superceeds a byelaw which Cornwall IFCA took to public consultation in January 2017, but which was not confirmed by Defra. The byelaw differs from the previous one made by Cornwall IFCA in that it takes a zoned approach, only prohibiting bottom towed gear over areas where site features which require protection, have been identified. 

Click here to download a copy of the full text of the byelaw

Click here to download a copy of the impact assessment for this byelaw

Click here to download a map showing the closed areas

THIS CONSULTATION HAS NOW CLOSED

Any person wishing to object to or comment on the above byelaws must make representations in writing by 23:59 on 9 August 2018, 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

or, ifcabyelaws@marinemanagement.org.uk

 

Cornwall IFCA: Chi Gallos, Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park, North Quay, Hayle, TR27 4DD

or, enquiries@cornwall-ifca.gov.uk

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