1. 2021 Bass regulations update

    01 March 2021 14:30

    It has been announced that the 2020 rules for recreational bass fishing have been rolled over for 2021 for both recreational and commercial fishing. The following statement isRead More >

  2. Consultation News – Wash Fishery Informal Consultation Report Published

    25 February 2021 15:41

    The report of the informal consultation on the proposed aim and objectives for the future management of access to bivalve fisheries in The Wash is now available toRead More >

  3. Paralytic shellfish toxins (PST) Press Release

    10 February 2021 10:21

    EIFCA have been made aware that strong winds have led to several mass strandings of marine fauna along the Norfolk and Suffolk coasts recently. It is important toRead More >

  4. MMO Formal Consultation – Inner Dowsing, Race Bank and North Ridge Special Area of Conservation and Dogger Bank Special Area of Conservation

    03 February 2021 15:30

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is the government’s principal regulator for most activities in English waters. This includes the management of activities in marine protected areas (MPAs), exceptRead More >

  5. Wash Cockle and Mussel Byelaw 2021: informal consultation

    28 January 2021 18:08

    Eastern IFCA are consulting with fishermen in The Wash bivalve fisheries as part of the work to replace the Wash Fishery Order (WFO) 1992 when it expires inRead More >

  6. Formal Consultation: Whelk Permit Byelaw 2016 and Shrimp Permit Byelaw 2018—Additional Permit Conditions and Eligibility Criteria

    18 January 2021 12:05

    Update 22/02/2021: This consultation is now closed Eastern IFCA are consulting with whelk and shrimp fishermen in our district on proposals for additional permit conditions and eligibility criteriaRead More >

  7. Consultation News – Outcome Reports Published

    13 January 2021 15:58

    Eastern IFCA undertakes regular consultation and engagement relating to different fishing activity and fisheries management which provide stakeholders with the opportunity to inform our decision making. The outcomeRead More >

  8. Temporary Closure of Shellfish Fisheries: Consultation

    07 January 2021 16:17

    Update 22/02/2021: This consultation is now closed   The Authority intends to renew the closure of the Wash Restricted Area Fishery (i.e. the area between the Wash FisheryRead More >

  9. Exciting opportunity to manage inshore fisheries and conservation in the Eastern district

    02 December 2020 15:35

    The MMO is looking to recruit several members to the Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (EIFCA).   EIFCA needs members who will take a balanced approach toRead More >

  10. Seafarers UK Supports Safety Folder for Fishers

    20 November 2020 10:45

    Seafarers UK is supporting the Safety Folder as it embarks on a campaign to increase its use by fishing boat owners, skippers and crew across the UK.  Read More >

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