1. New shrimp return form requirements

    06 December 2021 11:53

    Shrimp return forms are crucial to monitoring fishing activity in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and enabling a shrimp fishery throughout the district. We are introducing new requirements forRead More >

  2. Management Update: Informal Consultation on a draft Code of Best Practice for lost and stored gear in Cromer Shoal Chalk Beds MCZ

    17 November 2021 10:32

    In August 2020, Eastern IFCA received formal advice from Natural England about the impacts of crab and lobster potting on protected features in Cromer Shoal Chalk Beds MCZ.Read More >

  3. Research Update: The use of trackers to monitor fishing activity in Cromer Shoal Chalk Beds MCZ

    12 November 2021 14:01

    As part of ongoing research activities in Cromer Shoal Chalk Beds MCZ, Eastern IFCA has been working with the fishing industry to gather evidence of fishing activity inRead More >

  4. Research Update: Preliminary observations and examples of BlueROV 2 footage showing different habitats in the Cromer Shoal Chalk Beds MCZ

    02 November 2021 12:02

    Since purchasing our new BlueROV 2 in July this year we have completed eight days of video surveys, collecting seabed footage at 87 different locations within the CromerRead More >

  5. Research Update: Sneak Peak of Footage captured by the BlueROV 2 in the Cromer Shoal Chalk Beds MCZ

    08 October 2021 12:01

      Since purchasing the BlueROV 2 a few months ago, Eastern IFCA have been deploying it on a regular basis to capture seabed imagery of the Cromer ShoalRead More >

  6. Updates to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels of Less than 15m Length Overall

    23 September 2021 8:33

      The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has made important updates to the Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15m Length OverallRead More >

  7. Informal Consultation: Wash Cockle and Mussel Byelaw 2021, Access Policies

    14 September 2021 17:29

    Update 12/10/2021: This consultation has now closed We are seeking the views of Wash fishermen to inform the development of policies that will determine access to the cockleRead More >

  8. Wash Cockle and Mussel Byelaw 2021 Formal Consultation Report Published

    08 September 2021 14:23

    Eastern IFCA are developing the new Wash Cockle and Mussel Byelaw 2021 to replace the Wash Fishery Order 1992 when it expires in January 2023. The byelaw willRead More >

  9. Wash Fishery Order 1992 – Minimum Landing Size for Cockles

    03 September 2021 14:48

    Eastern IFCA recently consulted with Wash Cockle fishermen about potentially bringing in a minimum landing size for Cockles. This was in response to concerns raised about the landingRead More >

  10. Four time-limited competitive funding rounds have been opened under the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS)

    27 August 2021 12:52

    On Wednesday 25th August, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) opened four time-limited competitive funding rounds to match fund projects that deliver sustainable growth in the catching, processing andRead More >

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