13 August 2019 13:52

    FISH, MOLLUSC AND CRUSTACEA MINIMUM SIZE EMERGENCY BYELAW 2019 Eastern IFCA has, in conjunction with Northumberland, North Eastern and Kent & Essex IFCAs, made an emergency byelaw inRead More >

  2. Extension of Wash Emergency Byelaw 2018

    19 July 2019 21:19

    Eastern IFCA implemented an emergency byelaw, the Wash Emergency Byelaw 2018, on the 27th July 2018.  Emergency byelaws expire after 12 months unless extended by the Secretary ofRead More >

  3. Wash Fishery Order 1992 (WFO) – cockle fisheries management plan consultation

    18 July 2019 14:26

    Eastern IFCA is seeking feedback from WFO fishermen on the revised Cockle Fisheries Management Plan and in particular on the feasibility of future dredge fisheries. A questionnaire toRead More >

  4. Potting fisheries – informal consultation

    27 June 2019 10:47

    Eastern IFCA is informally consulting on management of potting fisheries targeting crab, lobster and whelk. There are three important aspects to the consultation: Development of sustainability measures forRead More >

  5. 2019 Formal Consultation on Eastern IFCA Byelaws

    21 June 2019 20:24

    Eastern IFCA is holding a consultation on two proposed byelaws; The Marine Protected Areas Byelaw 2019; and The Wash Restricted Area Byelaw 2019. More information on the byelawsRead More >

  6. Review of Highly Protected Marine Areas

    21 June 2019 20:06

    On World Oceans Day Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced a new review to protect England’s precious marine environment which will examine how Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) couldRead More >

  7. New EU technical and conservation measures will soon enter into force

    18 June 2019 15:24

    A new and comprehensive legislative framework setting out the practices and conditions under which fisheries activities can be carried out across all EU waters will soon enter intoRead More >

  8. Cockle fishery open in The Wash

    17 June 2019 14:50

    Eastern IFCA completed the 2019 cockle stock surveys in May of 2019.  The results informed a habitat regulation assessment which considered whether a cockle fishery within The WashRead More >

  9. European Maritime and Fisheries Funding granted to assess and mitigate against unexpected paralytic shellfish toxins in Eastern England

    16 May 2019 14:47

    In January, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) granted £248,892.79 of funding to finance a joint project between Eastern IFCA and Cefas that aims to assess andRead More >

  10. Eastern IFCA Deploys Body Worn Video Cameras

    14 April 2019 11:11

    Body worn camera use by police and other law enforcement agencies is becoming increasingly common throughout the UK. It assists to enhance evidence gathering and improves the safetyRead More >

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