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CONSULTATION PROCESS FOR BOTTOM TOWED FISHING GEAR (PROHIBITED AREAS) BYELAW 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: The Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends to apply to the Minister for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for confirmation of a Bottom Towed Fishing Gear (Prohibited Areas) Byelaw 2017 to prohibit the use of all types of bottom trawl in specified areas to protect the designated features of those areas and therefore prevent damage to or deterioration of the site. This byelaw will now include areas within Margate and Long Sands SCI and will replace the existing Bottom Towed Fishing Gear (Prohibited Areas) Byelaw.

A copy of the Byelaw can be found by clicking here , a copy of the Impact Assessment can be found by clicking here and for confirmation of Members’ agreement to making the byelaw click here

A copy of the Byelaw and Impact Assessment will be deposited at the offices of the applicant at:

Paragon House                                                                                  The Sail Loft

Albert Street                                                      and                        Shipyard Estate

Ramsgate                                                                                            Brightlingsea

Kent                                                                                                      Essex

CT11 9HD                                                                                             CO7 0AR

Objections or representations concerning this notification should be made by 12 March 2017 to both addresses given below:

Marine Conservation and Enforcement Team

Marine Management Organisation

Lancaster House

Hampshire Court

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE4 7YH

or ifcabyelaws@marinemanagement.org.uk

Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

Paragon House

Albert Street

Ramsgate

Kent

CT11 9HD

or info@kentandessex-ifca.gov.uk

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