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Kent & Essex IFCA meet on a quarterly basis, and these meetings are held in public. The agenda for the meetings and the minutes of the meetings will be published on this website. We will publish the date and location of our public meetings and the associated papers in a timely manner.

The following dates have been agreed by members for the Kent & Essex IFCA Quarterly meetings:

10.00am, 23 May 2017 – Council Chamber, Gravesham Borough Council, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent. DA12 1AU
10.00am, 15 September 2017 – Marconi Room, Chelmsford Borough Council, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1JE
10.00am, 30 November 2017 – Marconi Room, Chelmsford Borough Council, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1JE
10.00am, 30 January 2018 – Council Chamber, Gravesham Borough Council, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent. DA12 1AU

 

Meeting Papers & Agenda:

 

23 May 2017

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the Council Chamber, Gravesham Council Offices, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD, on Tuesday 23 May 2017 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

A. AUTHORITY BUSINESS

  1. Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman

2.  Declaration of Members’ interests

3.  Minutes of 23 January 2017

B. MATTERS FOR DECISION

1.    Internal Audit Report 2016/2017 and Internal Audit Plan 2017/2018 (F Chivers, Internal Audit) Appendix A & B

 

  1. 2016/2017 Final Budget Monitoring Outturn Report and Annual Return (B Gibbs) Appendix 1  Appendix 2   Appendix 3    Appendix 4    Appendix 5

 

  1. Treasury Management Strategy (B Gibbs)

 

  1. Terms of Reference and Standing Orders (J Lynch)   Appendix A

 

  1. Cockle TECFO licenced fishery management (D Bailey)   Appendix C

 

(i)            Stock surveys

(ii)           Fishery Management

(iii)          TAC for 2016 fishery

(iv)         Commencement date

(v)          Areas to be fished

(vi)         Issue of Licences

(vii)        Closure of Beds

(viii)       Issues Management

 

  1. Permitted Cockle Fishery Management (D Bailey)

 

  1. Brexit and the implications for IFCAs (W Wright)   Appendix 1

 

  1. Thornback Ray – SUMARiS project (W Wright)

 

  1. Native Oyster Flexible Permit Byelaw update (W Wright)  Appendix 1  Appendix 2  Appendix 3

 

  1. Whelk Management update (W Wright)  Appendix 1  Appendix 2   Appendix 3

 

  1. Health & Safety update (D Bailey)

 

  1. Approval of the Annual Plan 2017/18 (D Bailey)

 

  1. FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

C1 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report (TC)       C2 – Fishery Officer, Essex Report (HH)

C3 – Vessel report, Essex (CoL)                    C4 – Vessel Report, Kent (BH)

C5 – Sea Angling report (DD)                      C6 – Enforcement report (AP/DB)

 

MOTION TO EXCLUDE PRESS AND PUBLIC EXEMPT ITEMS

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 and 5 of Schedule 12A of the Act”

EXEMPT INFORMATION

1.   FPV Nerissa update (E1)

2.   Staff Matter (E2)

 

 

23 January 2017

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the Marconi Room, Chelmsford Borough Council, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1JE on Monday 23 January 2017 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

AUTHORITY BUSINESS

A1.  Declaration of Members’ interests

A2.  Minutes of 29 November 2016

MATTERS FOR DECISION

B1.  Budget monitoring 2016/17 (B Gibbs)    Appendix 1

B2.  Draft budget 2017/18 (B Gibbs)  Appendix 1   Appendix 2   Appendix 3

B3.  Standing Orders and Terms of Reference (J Lynch)  Appendix 1  Annex

B4.  Margate and Long Sands SCI Bottom-Towed Gear Byelaw (D Bailey/W Wright)  Appendix 1    Appendix 2

B5.  Whelk Permit byelaw and management (W Wright)  Appendix 1   Appendix 2

B6.  Draft Annual Plan (D Bailey)  Appendix 1

B7.  KEIFCA Native Oyster Permit byelaw (D Bailey/W Wright)

B8.  Bass legislation for 2017 (D Bailey)

FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

C1 - Fishery Officer, Kent Report (TC)       C2 – Fishery Officer, Essex Report (GG)

C3 – Vessel report (CoL/BH)                          C4 – Sea Angling report (DD)

C5 – Enforcement report (AP/DB)

MOTION TO EXCLUDE PRESS AND PUBLIC EXEMPT ITEMS

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 and 5 of Schedule 12A of the Act

EXEMPT INFORMATION

E1.  FPV Nerissa update

29 November 2016

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the Manor Suite, Best Western Manor Hotel, Hever Court Road, Singlewell, Gravesend, Kent. DA12 5UQ on Tuesday 29 November 2016 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

AUTHORITY BUSINESS

  1. Declaration of Members’ interests
  2. Minutes of 12 September 2016

MATTERS FOR DECISION

  1. Budget monitoring 2016/17 (B Gibbs)   Appendix 1
  2. 2016 Cockle Fishery Management (J Heywood)
  3. Marine Protected Areas update (J Heywood)
  4. Whelk management (J Heywood)
  5. Proposed EU Bass management measures and update on bass research and future research opportunities (W Wright) to include presentation by Victoria Bendall (Cefas)
  6. Thornback Ray management update (W Wright)
  7. Annual Report 2015/2016 (D Bailey)
  8. Dates for future meetings (D O’Shea)

FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

C1 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report (RW)     C2 – Fishery Officer, Essex Report (GG)

C3 – Vessel report (CoL)                                 C4 – Communications (CoL)

C5 – Sea Angling report (DD)                      C6 – Enforcement report (AP/DB)

 

 

MOTION TO EXCLUDE PRESS AND PUBLIC EXEMPT ITEMS

 

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1, paragraph 3 and 5 of Schedule 12A of the Act

EXEMPT INFORMATION

 

Exempt minutes of 12 September 2016

 

E1      Update on FPV Nerissa (W Wright)

LUNCH

Members will reconvene at noon or on the rising of the previous meeting, whichever is later, in order to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

MATTERS FOR DECISION

 

  1. Management Measures Margate and Long Sands SCI (W Wright)    Appendix 1      Appendix 2

Presentations to the Authority:

  • KEIFCA
  • MMO
  • NE
  • Marine Conservation Society
  • NFFO/ Local Fishermen’s Associations

Comments/ statements from the floor

Discussion of options/presentations

Voting on recommendation

 

 

12 September 2016

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the Marconi Room, Chelmsford Borough Council, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1JE on Monday 12 September 2016 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public

A.   AUTHORITY BUSINESS

  1. Minutes of 20 May 2016
  2. Declaration of Members’ interests

B.   MATTERS FOR DECISION

  1. Revenue Budget Monitoring 2016-2017 (B Gibbs)  Appendix 1
  2. Essex Estuaries SAC byelaw (D Bailey)   Appendix A    Appendix B    Appendix C
  3. Cockle Fishery update (J Heywood)
  4. Science, Management and Enforcement of Bass (W Wright) to include a presentation by KEIFCA and Cefas
  5. Management of Thornback Rays (W Wright)
  6. Marine Protected Areas update (J Heywood)
  7. Strategic Evidence Plan (J Heywood)  Appendix 1
  8. River Medway Nursery Area – Memoranda of Understanding (T Clegg)  Appendix 1   Appendix 2
  9. Annual Report 15/16 (D Bailey)  Draft Annual Report

 

  1. FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

C1 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report (AP)      C2 – Fishery Officer, Essex Report (GG)

C3 – Patrol vessels (CoL & BH)                   C4 – Sea Angling report (DD)

C5 – Communication update (CoL)           C6 – Enforcement report (DB)

C7 – Health & Safety update (DB)

 

MOTION TO EXCLUDE PRESS AND PUBLIC EXEMPT ITEMS

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1, paragraph 3 and 5 of Schedule 12A of the Act

EXEMPT INFORMATION

E1           Update on FPV Nerissa (W Wright)

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 May 2016

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at The Council Chamber, Gravesham Council Offices, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD on Friday 20 May 2016 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

A. AUTHORITY BUSINESS

  1. Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman
  2. Minutes of 22 January 2016
  3. Declaration of Members’ interests
  4. Standing Orders and Voting Procedures (P Sass)

B. MATTERS FOR DECISION

  1. Revenue Budget Monitoring 2015-2016 (B Gibbs) Appendix 1   Appendix 2    Appendix 3     Appendix 4  Appendix 5
  2. Treasury Management Strategy (B Gibbs)
  3. Draft Internal and External Audit Plan 2016-2017 (F Chivers, Internal Audit)
  4. Cockle Fishery (TECFO licenced fishery management) (J Heywood)

(i)            Stock surveys

(ii)           Fishery Management

(iii)          TAC for 2016 fishery

(iv)         Commencement date

(v)          Areas to be fished

(vi)         Issue of Licences

(vii)        Closure of Beds

(viii)       Issues Management

  1. Permitted Cockle Fishery Management (outside area) (J Heywood)
  2. Bass update (W Wright)

Address by Mr Ken Green on concerns with regard to the Inshore Fishermen of the U.K. and locally.

  1. Blackwater, Crouch, Roach and Colne MCZ (J Heywood)  Appendix A
  2. MPA update (J Heywood)
  3. Essex Estuaries SAC update (W Wright)  Appendix A    Appendix B
  4. Medway Nursery Area (W Wright/T Clegg)
  5. Health & Safety annual review (D Bailey)
  6. Annual Plan 16/17 (D Bailey)

C. FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

C1 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report (AP)      C2 – Fishery Officer, Essex Report (AS)

C3 – Kent patrol vessel (BH)                         C4 – Vessel ‘Tamesis’ (CoL)

C5 – Sea Angling report (DD)                     C6 – Communication update (CoL)

C7 – Enforcement report (DB)

MOTION TO EXCLUDE PRESS AND PUBLIC EXEMPT ITEMS

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1, paragraph 1,2 and 4 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

EXEMPT INFORMATION

E1           Update on FPV Nerissa (W Wright)

 

 

22 January 2016

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the Marconi Room, Chelmsford Borough Council, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1JE on Friday 22 January 2016 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

A.   AUTHORITY BUSINESS

  1. Declaration of Members’ interests
  2. Minutes of 24 November 2015

B.  MATTERS FOR DECISION

  1. Budget monitoring 2015/16 (B Gibbs)   Appendix 1
  2. Draft budget 2016/17 (B Gibbs)  Appendix 1    Appendix 2    Appendix 3
  3. Review of Whelk Permit byelaw ( J Heywood)  Appendix 1   Appendix 2   Appendix 3   Comment 1   Comment 2   Comment 3   Supplementary whelk paper
  4. Marine Protected Areas update ( J Heywood)
  5. Bass legislation for 2016 (D Bailey)
  6. KEIFCA Strategic Evidence Plan (J Heywood)  Plan
  7. Draft Annual Plan ( D Bailey)  Plan

C.  FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

C1 — Fishery Officer, Kent Report (DD)   C2 Fishery Officer, Essex Report (AS)

C3 –   Vessel ‘Ken Green’ (BH)                    C4- Vessel ‘Tamesis’       (CoL)

C5–   Sea Angling report (DD)                      C6 –Communication update (CoL)

C7     Enforcement report (DB)

MOTION TO EXCLUDE PRESS AND PUBLIC EXEMPT ITEMS

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 and 5 of Schedule 12A of the Act”

EXEMPT INFORMATION

E1. FPV Nerissa update (E1)

E2.  External Audit (E2)

 Lunch

Members will reconvene at noon or on the rising of the previous meeting, whichever is later, in order to transact the following business:

B.  MATTERS FOR DECISION

  1. Essex Estuaries SAC (W Wright/D Bailey)

 

 

 

 

 

7 January 2016

NOTICE is hereby given that a TECHNICAL PANEL meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held in the Council Chamber, Gravesham Borough Council, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU on Thursday 7 January 2016 commencing at 11.00am to transact the following business:

 AGENDA

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

Purpose

To review management measures specified under the technical specifications for the KEIFCA whelk permit byelaw with the aim of making recommendations on future management to KEIFCA.

Click here for meeting papers

 

 

24 November 2015

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the Council Chamber, Gravesham Borough Council, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent. DA12 1AU on Tuesday 24 November 2015 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

A.   AUTHORITY BUSINESS

  1. Declaration of Members’ interests
  2. Minutes of 4 September and 6 November 2015

B.   MATTERS FOR DECISION

  1. Budget monitoring 2015/16 (B Gibbs)  Appendix 1
  2. External Audit 2015/16 (B Gibbs)
  3. Cockle Fishery Management (J Heywood)
  4. Marine Protected Areas update – Essex Estuaries SAC (W Wright) + presentation  Appendix 1
  5. Revised Common Fisheries Policy report (W Wright)

CFP update presentation (MMO – Katie Hill)

  1. Blackwater, Crouch, Roach and Colne MCZ update (evidence/ research strategy – update)(J Heywood)
  2. Volunteer Policy (D O’Shea)  Appendix 1
  3. Dates for future meetings (D O’Shea)
  4. Whelks three year review (W Wright)
  5. Draft Revised IFCA Performance Framework (W Wright)  Appendix 1
  6. Annual Report 2014/2015 (D Bailey)
  7. Crisis management plan update (D Bailey)

C.   FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

C1 — Fishery Officer, Kent Report (DD)   C2 Fishery Officer, Essex Report (AS)

C3 –   Vessel ‘Ken Green’ (BH)                    C4- Vessel ‘Tamesis’       (CoL)

C5–   Sea Angling report (DD)                      C6 –Communication update (CoL)

C7     Enforcement report (DB)

 

6 November 2015

 

NOTICE is hereby given that an extraordinary meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held in the Guildhall Chamber at Rochester Guildhall Museum, High Street, Rochester, Kent. ME1 1PY on Friday 6 November 2015 at 10.30am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

A.  AUTHORITY BUSINESS

  1. Declaration of Members’ interests

B. MATTERS FOR DECISION

  1. River Medway Nursery Area (Prohibition of Fishing) Byelaw (D Bailey)  Byelaw    Regulatory Notice 1    Regulatory Notice 2   Impact Assessment

4 September 2015

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the Council Chamber, Gravesham Borough Council, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent. DA12 1DD on Friday 4 September 2015 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

A.  AUTHORITY BUSINESS

 

  1. Minutes of 19 May 2015

 

  1. Declaration of Members’ interests

 

B.  MATTERS FOR DECISION

 

  1. Budget monitoring 2015/16 (B Gibbs)  Appendix 1

 

  1. External Audit 2015/16 update (B Gibbs)

 

  1. Bass Management (W Wright)  Appendix 1   Appendix 2

 

  1. Minimum size limits for Skates and Rays (W Wright) Appendix 1   Appendix 2

 

  1. KEIFCA Strategic Evidence Plan (W Wright)

 

  1. Collaboration and joint working between IFCAs and the MMO (W Wright)  Appendix 1   Appendix 2   Appendix 3 + annex

 

  1. Cockle Fishery (J Heywood)   Appendix 1

 

  1. Marine Protected Areas update (J Heywood)  Appendix 1   Appendix 2

 

  1. FPV Nerissa update (J Wiggins/B Hermitage)

 

  1. Membership of Technical Panels (W Wright)

 

  1. Crisis Management Plan (W Wright)

 

  1. Reservist Policy (D O’Shea)  Appendix 1

 

  1. Annual Report 2014/2015 (D Bailey)  Draft copy of report

 

  1. FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

 

Officer Quarterly Reports:

 

C 1 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report (DD)   C 2 – Fishery Officer, Essex Report (AS)

C3 – Vessel ‘Ken Green’ (BH)                     C4 – Vessel ‘Tamesis’     (CoL)

C5 – Sea Angling report (DD)                       C6 – Communication update (CoL)

C7 – Enforcement report (DB)

19 May 2015

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the The Council Chamber, Chelmsford Council Offices, Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1JE on Tuesday 19 May 2015 at 11am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

 

  1. AUTHORITY BUSINESS

 

  1. Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman

 

  1. Minutes of 22 January 2015 and 6 March 2015

 

  1. Declaration of Members’ interests

 

 

  1. MATTERS FOR DECISION

 

  1. Revenue Budget Monitoring 2014-2015 (B Gibbs) Appendix 1   Appendix 2    Appendix 3   Appendix 4

 

  1. Treasury Management Strategy (B Gibbs)

 

  1. Draft Internal and External Audit Plan 2015-2016 (B Gibbs)

 

  1. Cockle Fishery (TECFO licenced fishery management) (J Heywood)

 

(i)            Stock surveys

(ii)           Fishery Management

(iii)          TAC for 2015 fishery

(iv)         Commencement date

(v)          Areas to be fished

(vi)         Issue of Licences

(vii)        Closure of Beds

(viii)       Issues Management

 

 

  1. Permitted Cockle Fishery Management (outside area) (D Bailey)

 

  1. Blackwater/Crouch MCZ Oyster management measures and River Roach Order (D Bailey)

 

  1. Bass update (W Wright) Appendix 1  Appendix 2  Appendix 3   Appendix 4

 

  1. Hythe Bay update (W Wright)

 

  1. Marine Protected Areas Update (J Heywood)

 

  1. Report into IFCA conduct and operation (D Bailey) + presentation  Report

 

  1. Sale of Ken Green and new vessel update (D Bailey)

 

  1. Terms and conditions of employment (D O’Shea)  Appendix 1

 

  1. Annual Plan 15/16 (D Bailey)

 

 

 

  1. FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

 

Officer Quarterly Reports:

 

C1 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report (DD)      C2 – Fishery Officer, Essex Report (AS)

C3 – Vessel ‘Ken Green’ (BH)                      C4 – Vessel ‘Tamesis’     (MD)

C5 – Sea Angling report (AS)                     C6 – Communication update (CoL)

C7 – Enforcement report (DB)

 

 

 

6 March 2015

NOTICE is hereby given that an extraordinary meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the  Council Chamber, Gravesham Borough Council, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU on Friday 6 March 2015 at 2pm to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

A.      AUTHORITY BUSINESS

1.      Declaration of Members’ interests

B.      MATTERS FOR DECISION

1.      Bottom Towed Fishing Gear (Prohibited Areas) Byelaw (D Bailey)    Impact Assessment   Appendix 1

2.     Health & Safety Policy (D O’Shea)   Appendix 1

 

22 January 2015

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at Council Chamber, Gravesham Borough Council, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU on Thursday 22 January 2015 at 10.00am to transact the following business: 

 

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

 

A.   AUTHORITY BUSINESS

1.  Declaration of Members’ interests

2. Minutes of 21 November 2014

 

B.   MATTERS FOR DECISION

1.  Revenue Budget Monitoring 2014/15 (B Gibbs)  Appendix 1

2.  Draft Budget 2015/16 (B Gibbs)  Appendix 1   Appendix 2

3.  Hythe Bay and Folkestone Pomerania Byelaws (W Wright)  Appendix 1   Appendix 2   Appendix 3

4.  Sea Bass Management (W Wright)  Appendix 1   Appendix 1a   Appendix 2  Appendix 2a

5.  Blackwater/Crouch MCZ management measures and River Roach Order (J Wiggins)

6.  Sale of FPV Ken Green (D Bailey)

7.  New patrol vessel – build update (J Wiggins)

8.  Naming of patrol vessel (D Bailey)

9.  An update on the KEIFCA whelk fishery and an initial assessment of its current management measures.(W Wright)   Appendix 1

10.  Draft Annual Plan (D Bailey)   Appendix 1

C.  FOR INFORMATION/NOTING   

 Officer Quarterly Reports:            

C1 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report (EL)

C2 – Fishery Officer, Essex Report (AS)

C3 – Vessel ‘Ken Green’ (DD)

C4 – Vessel ‘Tamesis’ (MD)

C5 – Sea Angling report (AS)

C6 – Communication update (CoL)                  

C7 – Enforcement report (DB)

C8 – Crouch Harbour Authority minutes and   Chairman’s report

 

21 November 2014

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the The Council Chamber, Chelmsford Council Offices, Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1JE on Friday 21 November 2014 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

 

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

 

 A.   AUTHORITY BUSINESS

1. Declaration of Members’ interests

2. Minutes of 4 September 2014 and 29 September 2014

 

B.   MATTERS FOR DECISION

1. Budget monitoring 2014/15 (B Gibbs) Appendix 1

2. Cockle Fishery (D Bailey)

3. Marine Protected Areas – to include an update on the meeting of the MPA working group on 4 November 2014 (W Wright) (Presentation) Appendix 1        Appendix 2

4. Bass management (Presentation by Steve Colclough Institute of Fisheries Managers)

5. Native Oyster Restoration and Management, Blackwater, Crouch MCZ (J Wiggins)

6. Thames Estuary Workshop (W Wright)  Appendix 1

7. Annual Report (D Bailey)

8. Dates for future meetings (D O’Shea)

 

C.   FOR INFORMATION/NOTING 

Officer Quarterly Reports:

C 1 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report (EL)

C 2 – Fishery Officer, Essex Report  (AS)

C3 – Vessel ‘Ken Green’ (AK)

C4 – Vessel ‘Tamesis’     (MD)

C5 – Sea Angling report (AS)

C6 – Communication update (CoL)

C7 – Enforcement report (DB)

29 September 2014

NOTICE is hereby given that an extraordinary meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the Belmont Suite, Thurrock Hotel, Ship Lane, Aveley, Thurrock, Essex. RM19 1YN on Monday 29 September 2014 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public) 

       AUTHORITY BUSINESS

1. Declaration of Members’ interests 

       MATTERS FOR DECISION

1.  Cockle Fishery Flexible Permit Byelaw  (D Bailey)   Appendix A      Appendix B       Appendix C

2.  Cockle Fishery Gear Type Emergency Byelaw  (D Bailey) Appendix A   Appendix B (NE) Appendix B (Cefas) Appendix B (MCA)  Appendix C   Appendix D

 

4 September 2014

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the Robinson Room, Whitstable Castle, Tower Hill, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BW on Thursday 4 September 2014 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

 

 UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

 

 AUTHORITY BUSINESS

 

 1. Minutes of 20 May 2014 and 15 August 2014

2. Declaration of Members’ interests

 

MATTERS FOR DECISION 

 

1. Budget monitoring 2014/15 (B Gibbs)     Appendix 1

2. Cockle Fishery (D Bailey)    Appendix 1

3. Cockle Fishery byelaw (D Bailey)  Appendix A   Appendix B    Appendix C

4. Update on Bass management (W Wright)   Appendix 1   Appendix 2    Appendix 3

5. Marine Protected Areas – to include an update on the meeting of the MPA working group on 25 July 2014 (W Wright)  Appendix 1

6. Fishing in the Thames (W Wright)

7. Draft Compliance and Enforcement Strategy (D Bailey)   Appendix 1

8. Smoothhound stocks (W Wright)  Appendix 1

9. LGPS Pension Policy Statement (D O’Shea)   Appendix A

10. Annual Report 2013/2014 (D Bailey)   Draft  Annual Report

 

FOR INFORMATION/NOTING    

Officer Quarterly Reports:         

 C 1 - Fishery Officer, Kent Report (EL)

C 2 - Fishery Officer, Essex Report  (AS)

C3 – Vessel ‘Ken Green’ (DD)

C4 – Vessel ‘Tamesis’         (MD)

C5 – Sea Angling report (AS)

C6 – Communication update (CoL)

C7 – Update on Kent replacement vessel (JW)

C8 – Enforcement report (DB)

C9 – DP World/London Gateway Newsletter

C10 – Crouch Harbour Authority minutes

 

 

15 August 2014

NOTICE is hereby given that an extraordinary meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the Belmont Suite, Thurrock Hotel, Ship Lane, Aveley, Thurrock, Essex. RM19 1YN on Friday 15 August 2014 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

 

AUTHORITY BUSINESS

1.   Declaration of Members’ interests

 MATTERS FOR DECISION

1.  Cockle Fishery Biosecurity Emergency Byelaw (D Bailey)  Appendix A    Appendix B    Appendix C

2.  Outside Area Cockle Fishery (D Bailey)

3.  Cockle Flexible Permitting Byelaw (D Bailey)

20 May 2014

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at

The Council Chamber, Chelmsford Council Offices, Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1JE on Tuesday 20th May 2014 at 10.00am

to transact the following business:

 

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

 

A.           AUTHORITY BUSINESS 

1. Minutes of 24 January 2014

2. Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman

3. Declaration of Members’ interests

 

B.           MATTERS FOR DECISION

1.  Revenue Budget Monitoring 2013-2014 (B Gibbs) Appendix 1   Appendix 2    Appendix 3      Appendix 4

2. Treasury Management Strategy (B Gibbs)

3. Cockle Fishery (D Bailey)

(i)                   Stock surveys

(ii)                  Fishery Management

(iii)                 TAC for 2014 fishery

(iv)                 Commencement date

(v)                  Areas to be fished

(vi)                 Issue of Permits

(vii)                Closure of Beds

(viii)               Issues Management

4. Cockle permit byelaw (D Bailey/J Wiggins) & presentation  Appendix 1

5. Common Fisheries Policy reform (D Bailey)  Appendix 1

6. Fishing in the Thames (W Wright)

7. KEIFCA Sustainability & Species Review Workshop summary (W Wright)

8. Developing Management for Marine Protected Areas ( W Wright)

9. Call for evidence on the conduct and performance of IFCAs  – verbal report (Richard Inman)

10. Informing the Future  – Annual Report (E Lyons)

11. Blackwater/Crouch MCZ management measures and River Roach Order (J Wiggins)

12. Enforcement Code of Conduct (D Bailey) Appendix 1

13.  Harwich Fishermen’s Association Inspections (D Bailey)

14. Annual Plan 14/15 (W Wright)

 

C.            FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports: 

C1 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report (EL)       C2 – Fishery Officer, Essex Report (AS)

C3 – Vessel ‘Ken Green’ (DD)                        C4 – Vessel ‘Tamesis’         (MD)

C5 – Sea Angling report (AS)                       C6 – Communication update (CoL)

C7 – Update on new vessel build (oral report JW)

C8 – DP World/London Gateway Newsletter

C9 – Crouch Harbour Authority minutes and Chairman’s report

24 January 2014

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY was held at

The Council Chamber, Chelmsford Council Offices, Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1JE on Friday 24 January 2014 at 10.00am

to transact the following business:

 

 

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

 

A.            AUTHORITY BUSINESS

 

1.            Minutes of 22 November 2013 and 13 December 2013

2.            Declaration of Members’ interests

 

B.            MATTERS FOR DECISION

 

1.            Revenue Budget Monitoring 2013/14 (B Gibbs) Appendix 1

 

2.            Draft Budget 2014/15 (B Gibbs) Appendix 1   Appendix 2

 

3.            Draft Audit plan (B Gibbs)

 

4.            Whelk Permit Byelaw (W Wright)   Appendix 1    Appendix 2

 

5.            Outside Area – cockle permit byelaw (J Wiggins)  Appendix A

 

Presentation on the launch of Sea Angling 2012 – Keiron Hyder, Cefas

 

6.            Hythe Bay rMCZ (W Wright –verbal report)

 

7.            New River Roach Oyster Fishery Order and Blackwater/Crouch oyster fishery management (J Wiggins)   Appendix A 

 

8.            Education report (B Hermitage & presentation)

 

9.            Draft Annual Plan (D Bailey)  draft annual plan

 

10.          Dates for future meeting (D Lee)

 

C.            FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

 

Officer Quarterly Reports:

 

C1 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report (EL)      C2 - Fishery Officer, Essex Report (AS)

C3 – Vessel ‘Ken Green’ (DD)                      C4 – Vessel ‘Tamesis’      (MD)

C5 – Sea Angling report (AS)                        C6 – Communication update (CoL)

C7 – DP World/London Gateway Newsletter C8 – Crouch Harbour Authority minutes and  Chairman’s report

13 December 2013

NOTICE is hereby given that an extraordinary meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will

be held at meeting room CS1, Gravesham Borough Council, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU on Friday 13 December

2013 at 10.30am to transact the following business:

 

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

 

A.       AUTHORITY BUSINESS

A1.       Declaration of Members’ interests

B.       MATTERS FOR DECISION

 

B1.       Making a new European Marine Site Byelaw ( W Wright) Appendix A    Appendix B

22 November 2013

NOTICEis hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held                  at the Council Chamber, Gravesham Borough Council, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU on Friday 22 November               2013 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

 

A.            AUTHORITY BUSINESS

 

A1.            Minutes of 5 September 2013

A2.            Declaration of Members’ interests

B.            MATTERS FOR DECISION

B1.            Budget monitoring 2013/14   Appendix 1    Appendix 2  (B Gibbs)

 

B2.            Cockle Fishery (D Bailey)

 

B3.            European Marine Sites  (D Bailey/W Wright)

 

B4.            Proposed Working Group for Marine Protected Areas (W Wright)

 

Presentation on Common Fishery Policy reform – Mr B Smart

 

B5.            Replacement vessel (J Wiggins)  Appendix A  Appendix A cont to include presentation by Blyth Boatyard (10 min presentation,

5 min Q & A)

 

B6.            Annual Report (W Wright)

 

C.            FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

 

Officer Quarterly Reports:

 

C1 – Chief Officer Quarterly Report (WW)             C2 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report (EL)

C3 – Fishery Officer, Essex Report (AS)               C4 - Vessel ‘Ken Green’ (DD)

C5 – Vessel ‘Tamesis’ (MD)                               C6 – Sea Angling report (AS)

C7 – Communication update (CoL)                      C8 – River Roach and Native Oyster

C9 – DP World/London Gateway                                    Management (JW)

Newsletter

MOTION TO EXCLUDE PRESS AND PUBLIC EXEMPT ITEMS

 

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on       the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1, paragraph 1,2 and 4 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

EXEMPT INFORMATION

 

E1           Replacement vessel – additional costs (J Wiggins)

 

5 September 2013

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY was held at Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre, Whitstable, Kent, on Thursday 5 September 2013to transact the following business:

 

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

 

  1.              A.        AUTHORITY BUSINESS  

    A1         Minutes of 14 May 2013

A2.          Declaration of Members’ interests

 

  1.      B.           MATTERS FOR DECISION
  2. 1.   Budget monitoring 2013/14 (B Gibbs)  Appendix 1
  3.         2. Cockle Fishery (D Bailey) (to include opening of outside area) Appendix 1
  4.       3.   European Marine Sites – update on progress of byelaws & report of Technical Panel meetings, including presentation    (D Bailey) Appendix 1Appendix 1 (cont)Appendix 2Appendix 2 (cont)Appendix 3Appendix 3 (cont)Appendix 3 (cont)Appendix 4,  Appendix 4 (cont)Appendix 4 (cont)Appendix 4 (cont)
  5.           4. Seabass response  + appendices (W Wright)
  6. 5.   Progress with renewal of River Roach Order and Blackwater/Crouch management measures (J Wiggins) Appendix A + B  Appendix C 
  7. 6.  Rescheduling of the byelaw review workshop (W Wright)
  8. 7. Annual Report (W Wright)   Report

 

            C.            FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports: 

C 1 -Chief Officer Quarterly Report (WW)  C 2 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report (EL)

C3 – Fishery Officer, Essex Report  (AS)    C4 – Vessel ‘Ken Green’ (AK)

C5 – Vessel ‘Tamesis’ (MD)                      C6 – Windfarm report (CoL)

C7 – Sea Angling report (AS)                   C8 – Communication update (CoL)

C9 – Angling Strategy report (AS)            C10 – Update on Kent replacement vessel – verbal (AK)

C11 – Informing the Future report (EL)

 

MOTION TO EXCLUDE PRESS AND PUBLIC EXEMPT ITEMS

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1, paragraph 1,2 and 4 of Schedule 12A of the Act 

 

EXEMPT INFORMATION 

E1  Staff structure (DL)

14 May 2013

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held in the Council Chamber, Gravesham Borough Council, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU on Tuesday 14 May 2013 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

A.   AUTHORITY BUSINESS

1.   Minutes of 18 January 2013

2.   Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman

3.   Declaration of Members’ interests

4.   Representation on Crouch Harbour Advisory Committee (W Wright)

 B.  MATTERS FOR DECISION

1.  Statement of Accounts 2012/13 (B Gibbs)  Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 (will be available after 14/05/13)  Appendix 4

2.  Treasury & Investment Policy (B Gibbs)

3.  Review of UK and EU cockle mortality events (W Wright)  Appendix A

4.  Cockle Fishery (D Bailey) Appendix A

Stock surveys

Fishery Management

TAC for 2013 fishery

Commencement date

Areas to be fished

Issue of Permits

Closure of Beds

Issues Management

5.  European Marine Sites – update on progress of byelaws (D Bailey)

6.  Progress with renewal of River Roach Order and Blackwater/Crouch management measures to include opening of Native oyster beds (J Wiggins)

Presentation by Cefas on crab & lobster stock assessments

7.  Update on Kent replacement vessel (A Kennedy/J Wiggins) Appendix A Appendix B

8.  Presentation on Informing the Future project (E Lyons)

9.  Byelaw review (W Wright)

10. Annual Plan (W Wright)

11. Southend Foreshore oysters (J Wiggins) Appendix A

C.  FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

C1 -Chief Officer Quarterly Report (JW)                   C2 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report (EL)

C3 – Fishery Officer, Essex Report(AS)                    C4 – Vessel ‘Ken Green’ (AK)

C5 – Vessel ‘Tamesis’ (MD)                                    C6 – Windfarm report (CoL)

C7 – Sea Angling report (AS)                                 C8 – Staff update (DL)

C9 – Communication update (CoL)

MOTION TO EXCLUDE PRESS AND PUBLIC EXEMPT ITEMS

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1, paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

EXEMPT INFORMATION

E1  Vessel Size and Power Byelaw – update (J Wiggins)

E2  Issue of Cockle Licences, additional Cockle Licences and Fees (technical panel meeting results) (J Wiggins)

18 January 2013

A meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY was held in the Garden Suite, Thurrock Hotel, Ship Lane, Aveley, Thurrock, Essex. RM19 1YN on Friday 18 January 2013 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

(During these items the meeting is likely to be open to the public)

A.   AUTHORITY BUSINESS

1.  Minutes of 20 November 2012

2.  Declaration of Members’ interests

B.  MATTERS FOR DECISION   

1.  Whelk Byelaw (J Wiggins)  Appendix A Appendix B

2.  Budget Monitoring 2012/13 (B Gibbs)   Appendix A

3.  Proposed Audit Plan 2013/14 (B Gibbs)

4.  Budget 2013/14 (B Gibbs)   Appendix AAppendix BAppendix C

5.  Draft Annual Plan (W Wright)  Appendix A

Presentation by CEFAS

6.  Progress with renewal of River Roach Order and Blackwater/Crouch management measures (J Wiggins)  Appendix A

7.  Southend Foreshore Oysters (J Wiggins)  Appendix A

8.  Byelaw review – oral report (W Wright)

9.  European Marine Sites – Change of Approach (J Wiggins)

10.  Defra consultation on first tranche Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) announcement (J Wiggins)  Appendix AAppendix B

11.  Angling Strategy proposal (A Senechal)   Appendix A

12.  Meeting dates 2013/2014 (D Lee)

C.   FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

    Officer Quarterly Reports

C1 – Chief Officer Quarterly Report

C2 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report

C3 – Fishery Officer, Essex Report

C4 – Vessel ‘Ken Green’

C5 – Vessel ‘Tamesis’

C6 – Windfarm report

C7 – Sea Angling 2012 report

C8 – Staff update

MOTION TO EXCLUDE PRESS AND PUBLIC EXEMPT ITEMS

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1, paragraphs 12 and 14 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

EXEMPT INFORMATION

E1   Whelk Byelaw – legal advice (J Wiggins)

E2   Vessel Size and Power Byelaw (J Wiggins)

20 November 2012

A meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY was held in Room 4, Newton House, Kent Science Park, Winch Road, Sittingbourne, Kent. ME9 8AG on Tuesday 20 November 2012 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

 AUTHORITY BUSINESS 

     1.  Minutes of 6 September 2012

2. Declaration of Members’ interests

 B.   MATTERS FOR DECISION 

1. Budget Monitoring 2012/13 (B Gibbs) Appendix 1

2. Localism Act 2011 ( P Sass) Appendix 1  Appendix 2

3. Emergency whelk Byelaw (W Wright)

     4Long Term Whelk Stock Management (W Wright) Appendix A  Appendix B  Appendix C

5. Herring Fishery Opening (J Wiggins)

6. European Marine Site – Change of Approach (J Wiggins) Appendix A

7. Cockle Fishery Licences – 5 December 2012 (J Wiggins)  Appendix A

8. Review of UK and EU cockle mortality events (W Wright)  Appendix 1  Appendix 2

9. Replacement of Patrol Vessel (J Wiggins)

   10. Progress with renewal of River Roach Order and Blackwater/Crouch management measures (J Wiggins)

11. Informing the Future Project (W Wright)

12. Draft Species Management Plan (D Bailey) –this item will include a short presentation on the plan  Appendix A

13. Thornback Ray Fishery (J Wiggins)

14. D.vex project (B Hermitage)

15  Cockle Fishery Management ( D Bailey)

 C.  FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

C1 Communication Strategy (oral report – C O’Laoi & W Wright)

C2 Chief Officer Quarterly Report       Appendix A

C3 Fishery Officer, Kent Report

    C4 Fishery Officer, Essex Report

C5 Vessel ‘Ken Green’

C6 Vessel ‘Tamesis’

C7 Windfarm Report

C8 Sea Angling 2012 Report (A Senechal) 

MOTION TO EXCLUDE PRESS AND PUBLIC EXEMPT ITEMS

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1, paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 of Schedule 12A of the Act.  

EXEMPT INFORMATION

E1    Staff Matters

6 September 2012

A meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY was held in The Council Chamber, Thurrock Borough Council Offices, Civic Offices, New Road, Thurrock, Essex, RM17 6SL on Thursday, 6 September 2012 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

A. AUTHORITY BUSINESS

1. Minutes of 25 May 2012

2. Declaration of Members’ interests

 B. MATTERS FOR DECISION

1. Budget Monitoring 2012/13 (B Gibbs)  Appendix A

2. Emergency whelk Byelaw (W Wright)

3. Long Term Whelk Stock Management (W Wright)  Appendix 1   Appendix 2

     Presentation by Lisa Jenner on MCZs

4. Cockle Fishery (D Bailey)

5. Cockle Fishery Licences (J Wiggins)

6. Issue of Cross Warrants to Environment Agency Officers (J Wiggins)

7. Progress of Oyster Management Measures and River Roach Order (J Wiggins)  Appendix A    Appendix B

8. Fisheries Management within European Marine Sites (Defra) (J Wiggins)  Appendix A

9. Annual Report (W Wright) Draft Annual Report

    Presentation by W Wright on implementing KEIFCA Long Term Strategy

10. Local Government Pension Scheme internal dispute resolution procedure – change of specified person (J Taylor)

11. Informing the Future Project (W Wright)

12. Research Plan 2012-2013 ( D Bailey)  Draft Research Plan

C. FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

C1 Chief Officer Quarterly Report

C2 Fishery Officer, Kent Report

C3 Fishery Officer, Essex Report

C4 Vessel ‘Ken Green’

C5 Vessel ‘Tamesis’

C6 Windfarm report

C7 Pacific Oyster Herpes Virus in River Blackwater report

C8 Sea Angling 2012 report

MOTION TO EXCLUDE PRESS AND PUBLIC EXEMPT ITEMS

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1, paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

EXEMPT INFORMATION

E1 Staff Matters

E2 National Insurance – oral report

25 May 2012

A meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY was held in The Council Chamber, Gravesham Borough Council Offices, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU on Friday, 25 May 2012 at 10.00am to transact the following business:

UNRESTRICTED ITEMS

AUTHORITY BUSINESS

1. Minutes of 16 January 2012

2. Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman

3. Declaration of Members’ interests

B. MATTERS FOR DECISION

1.  Revenue Budget Outturn for 2011/12 (C West) Appendix 1  Appendix 2  Appendix 3  Appendix 4

2. Statement of Accounts 2011/12 (C West) Appendix 1

3. Budget monitoring 2012/13 (C West)

4. Treasury Management Strategy (C West)

    Presentation by IFCA Officer Michael Hayes on GIS

5. Emergency whelk Byelaw (W Wright) Appendix 1

6. Long Term Whelk Stock Management (W Wright) Appendix 1  Appendix 2

7. Cockle Fishery (D Bailey)
(i) Stock surveys
(ii) Fishery Management
(iii) TAC for 2012 fishery
(iv) Commencement date
(v) Areas to be fished
(vi) Issue of Permits
(vii) Closure of Beds
(viii) Issues Management

8. Issue of Cockle Licences and Fees Appendix A

9. Closure of Oyster Beds and Progress of Management Measures (J Wiggins) Appendix A  Appendix B

10. Closure of Herring Fishery (J Wiggins)

11. Letters from Stakeholders (J Wiggins) Appendix A  Appendix B

12. Draft KEIFCA Long Term Strategy  Appendix 1

13. HR Strategy (Draft People Capability Strategy) (W Wright) Appendix 1

14. Draft Enforcement Risk Register (W Wright) Appendix 1

15.  Communication Strategy (W Wright) Appendix 1

16. Annual Plan (J Wiggins) Appendix 1

17. Replacement Patrol Vessel (J Wiggins)

18. MoU with Natural England (J Wiggins) Appendix A

19. Proposed Thames Hub Development ( D Bailey)

C. FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

C1 – Chief Officer Annual Report

C2 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report

C3 – Fishery Officer, Essex Report

C4 – Vessel ‘Ken Green’

C5 – Vessel ‘Tamesis’

C6   National Association of IFCAs –  Minutes of meeting held on 19 April 2012

C7   Dates of Technical Panels for 2012-13

C8   Defra and MMO Newsletter ‘Fishing Focus’ Spring 2012

MOTION TO EXCLUDE PRESS AND PUBLIC EXEMPT ITEMS

That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1, paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

EXEMPT INFORMATION

E1 Issue of cockle licences

E2 Staff