1. Amendment to Bass restrictions

    09 October 2018 12:58

    Restrictions on recreational fishing for bass have been amended as follows: For recreational fishers, from the 1st October until the 31st December 2018, one bass may be retainedRead More >

  2. Introduction of Inshore Vessel Monitoring Systems (iVMS) for fishing boats under 12m – consultation

    08 October 2018 13:39

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are seeking views on proposals to introduce iVMS on all fishing vessels under 12m in length. Defra are encouragingRead More >


    07 August 2018 13:06

    DEFRA have started a process to compile a four yearly report to parliament on the IFCA’s. As part of this process DEFRA are inviting all stakeholders to contributeRead More >

  4. Eastern IFCA Byelaws – Formal Consultation

    01 August 2018 14:08

    Eastern IFCA is holding a consultation on two proposed byelaws; The Marine Protected Areas Byelaw 2018 and the Shrimp Permit Byelaw 2018. More information on the byelaws canRead More >

  5. Emergency Byelaw in force: Wash Emergency Byelaw 2018

    27 July 2018 16:42

    Eastern IFCA has implemented an Emergency Byelaw which prohibits fishing for oysters, mussels, cockles, clams, scallops and queens within the area between the Wash Fishery Order 1992 andRead More >

  6. Fishing Vessel Owner and Skipper Fined

    21 June 2018 11:14

    Fishing Vessel Owner and Skipper Fined On 30th May 2018 M R Durrans Fishing Ltd and Mr Benjamin Vass appeared at King’s Lynn Magistrates Court in a caseRead More >

  7. Microplastics in mussels sampled from coastal waters and supermarkets in the United Kingdom

    11 June 2018 7:38

      Eastern IFCA are aware of the recently published report which has identified the presence of microplastics and other anthropogenic debris in seawater and mussels (Mytilus edulis) fromRead More >

  8. World Oceans Day

    11 June 2018 7:36

      8th June we celebrated World Oceans Day – reflecting the IFCA vision for healthy seas, sustainable fisheries and a viable industry. Defra announced plans for a thirdRead More >

  9. Does port disposal impact fishing grounds?

    29 May 2018 9:49

    Harwich Haven Authority has been granted a marine licence to use a new disposal site off Felixstowe. The licence includes a requirement to set up a voluntary pottingRead More >

  10. PSP Toxins Monitoring update

    14 May 2018 11:53

    Further testing confirms earlier findings Low level of risk to beach users and their pets, although simple precautions are recommended Water remains safe for people and pets InRead More >

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