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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.

From 30 January 2018 we will provide the decisions made by IFCA Members at their meeting next to the relevant agenda item.

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

 10.00am, 30 November 2018 – Marconi Rooms, Chelmsford Borough Council, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1JE
10.00am, 30 January 2019 – Council Chamber, Gravesham Borough Council, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent. DA12 1AU
10.00am, 21 May 2019 – Marconi Rooms, Chelmsford Borough Council, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1JE
A Technical Panel meeting will be held at 1pm on 10 October 2018 to review the Vessel Length and Engine Power Byelaw – Council Chamber, Gravesham Borough Council, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent. DA12 1AU

 

Meeting Papers & Agenda:

 

30 November 2018

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the Marconi Rooms, Chelmsford Borough Council, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1JE on Friday 30 November 2018 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
  1. Minutes of 14 September 2018

B.      MATTERS FOR DECISION

  1. Revenue Budget monitoring 2018/19 (B Gibbs)       Appendix 1
  1. Vessel Length and Engine Power Byelaw update (W Wright/D Bailey)   Appendix 1      Appendix 2
  1. Brexit update (W Wright)    Appendix 1
  1. Fisheries Bill update (W Wright)
  1. Replacement of patrol vessel RIB ‘Blue Jacket’ (D Bailey)
  1. 2018 Cockle Fishery Management (R Dyer)
  1. Inshore Vessel Monitoring update (W Wright)   Appendix 1

Presentation by Dr E Willstead on assessing the cumulative effects of marine renewable energy developments. Additional presentation by Ms A Pryor of Thames Estuary Partnership

  1. Evaluation and schedule of planned research for 2019/2020 (R Dyer)   Appendix 1
  1. Annual Report 2017/18 (D Bailey)
  1. Meeting dates 2019/2020 (D O’Shea)
  1. FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

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

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

C5 – Sea Angling report (DD)                        C6 – Enforcement report (JH)

 

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           Staff matters (D Bailey)

Technical Panel meeting 10 October 2018

NOTICE is hereby given that a TECHNICAL PANEL meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at Gravesham Borough Council, Windmill St, Gravesend, Kent. DA12 1DD on Wednesday 10 October 2018 commencing at 1.00pm to transact the following business:

AGENDA

A1.         Declaration of Members’ interests

B1

  • Background – introductory presentation outlining the key issues
  • Outline the consultation process and next steps
  • Note the written consultation replies and any oral evidence
  • Discuss the options and wording of the key components of the byelaw and make recommendations in respect of:

– The maximum vessel length in the KEIFCA district and which vessels it should apply to;

– The maximum engine power (and any derating) in the KEIFCA district and which vessels it should apply to;

– How KEIFCA should address vessels currently working in the district, that would exceed the limits of the byelaw (grandfather rights, sunset clause etc); and

– Review the proposed byelaw wording as a whole.

Agenda papers:

Reviewing Vessel Length and Engine Power Byelaws  (WW) Appendix 1      Appendix 2        Appendix 3

 

14 September 2018

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the Council Chambers, Gravesham Borough Council, Windmill St, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD on Friday 14 September 2018 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 May 2018   Members approved the minutes
  2. Declaration of Members’ interests

B. MATTERS FOR DECISION

  1. Revenue Budget Monitoring 2018/2019 and Ten Year Capital Renewals Plan (B Gibbs) Appendix A     Appendix B  Members approved the forecast underspend of £62,598 and the reasons for this. Members discussed the renewals plan for the next ten years and were advised that this forecast should be viewed taking into account Brexit and the implications of losing New Burdens Funding from Central Government. The renewals plan was noted.
  2. Cockle Fishery update (D Bailey)  Members were informed that the TECFO had opened on 17 June 18 and was due to close on 28 September 18. Catch rates had been excellent although yield had varied throughout the season. As a result of finding additional stocks the TAC had increased to 6160 tonnes and then again to 6622 tonnes. This increased TAC continued to fall within that allowed through the Habitat Regulations Assessment that Natural England had approved for this fishery. Members requested that written protocols to be included within the cockle papers which described the process officers followed before making a decision to alter the TAC of the TECFO. In respect of the Flexible Byelaw Permit Fishery, this was due to open at the start of October 18. Members were advised that one letter had been received from a Permit Holder regarding the opening of this fishery for one day only. Members discussed this letter and found that the permit fee was set in the Byelaw. The IFCA was responsible for deciding if there was sufficient stock to fish not whether it would be financially viable for the boat to attend the fishery.
  3. Report to Parliament about the conduct and operation of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (W Wright/D Bailey) Appendix A   Appendix B  Members approved the report to Parliament submitted by officers
  4. Strategic Evidence Plan (R Dyer)  Appendix A  Members approved the Strategic Evidence Plan subject to one minor amendment. Members asked that the draft Annual Plan showed the proposed research that would be undertaken to allow the IFCA to approve. This would include a proviso that Officers with Chairman & Vice Chairman approval may include additional projects if they met the criteria as defined in the SEP. Members to be notified if this was the case
  5. BCRC Native Oyster Flexible Permit Byelaw update to include presentation by Alice Lown on her PhD work (D Bailey)  Appendix A  Appendix B   Appendix Ca Appendix Cb  Members noted the minor amendments that had been made to the wording of the byelaw and noted the further response from Mr Elbra regarding the making of the byelaw.
  6. Annual Report 2018-2019 (D Bailey)    Annual Report   Members agreed to notify the ACIFCO of any changes required to or comments on the Annual Report.
  7. White Paper ‘ Sustainable fisheries for future generations’ (W Wright)  Appendix A Members noted the  response of the AIFCA to the white paper
  8. iVMS update – verbal report (W Wright)  Members were advised that due to the identification of a number of legal issues with the use of an EU grant to fund the installation of iVMS units a new funding module would be required. The MMO were actively seeking to find a solution to this funding issue. Members noted this report
  9. SUMARiS update – presentation only (W Wright)  Members noted the work that had been carried out to date on the sustainable management of skates and rays

C. FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

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

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

C5 – Sea Angling Report (DD)                                     C6 – Enforcement Report (JH)

C7 – Science & Research update (RD)

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 3 and 4 of Schedule 12A of the Act

EXEMPT INFORMATION

E1.                          Staff matters  Members agreed that the Chairman, Vice Chairman, senior officers,Clerk and Financial Advisor would meet to discuss this in detail and report back to the IFCA in November

 

 

 

 

22 May 2018

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 Tuesday 22 May 2018 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  – Cllr John Lamb was re-elected as Chairman and Mr John Nichols as Vice-Chairman

 

  1. Declaration of Members’ interests

 

  1. Minutes of 30 January 2018   – Members agreed the minutes

 

B. MATTERS FOR DECISION

 

  1. Native Oyster Flexible Permit Byelaw (W Wright) Appendix A   Appendix B   Appendix C   Appendix D   Appendix E   Appendix F   Appendix G    Appendix H  – Members approved the making of the Byelaw. The Byelaw would now go forward for formal consultation

 

  1. Internal Audit Report 2017/2018 and Internal Audit Plan 2018/2019 (Internal Audit)  Appendix A  – Members noted the report for 2017/2018 and approved the plan for 2018/2019

 

  1. 2017/2018 Final Budget Monitoring Outturn Report and Annual Return (B Gibbs)  Appendix 1   Appendix 2   Appendix 3  Appendix 4  Appendix 5  – Members noted the report and approved the transferring of the underspend to the General Reserve and the Renewal Reserve. The Annual Return was also approved and signed off by the Chairman and the Clerk to the Authority.

 

  1. Treasury Management Strategy 2018/2019 (B Gibbs) – Members agreed the Treasury Management Strategy for 2018/2019 and approved KEIFCA monies remaining on deposit with Kent County Council

 

  1. Cockle TECFO licenced fishery management (R Dyer)  Appendix B  Appendix C  – Members approved the opening of the Fishery on 17 June 2018 with an initial TAC of 5390 tonnes (35 trips per boat). Fourteen licences were issued to existing licence holders with no additional licences approved. The licence fee was set at £6,244.

(i)            Stock surveys

(ii)           Fishery Management

(iii)          TAC for 2018 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)  – Members approved the opening of the Fishery on 2 October 2018 with a TAC of 535 tonnes (1 trip per boat) for 35 permit holders. All areas except for the Dengie, Buxey and Ray Sands in Area 7 would be closed.

 

  1. Inshore vessel monitoring (W Wright & D Bailey)   – Members approved KEIFCA’s involvement in this project and authorised the use of IFCA reserves to initially fund the installation of iVMS units within the District for the under 12m fleet. Officers would now submit a bid to the EMFF for the required overall funding

 

  1. Vessel length byelaw consultation paper (W Wright)  Appendix A   – Members agreed the consultation paper and process

 

  1. Marine plan update (W Wright & B Hughes)  Appendix 1  –  Members discussed the concept of the use of the essential Fish Habitat approach and the Cumulative Effects Assessments approach with regard to working with the MMO and local stakeholders for the South East Marine Plan area. Members agreed to send a delegation from the IFCA to approach the MMO Board to make a presentation to them highlighting the issues and potential solutions

 

  1. Health & Safety update (D Bailey)  – Members noted the report

 

  1. Approval of the Annual Plan 2018/19 (D Bailey)   – Members noted the report

C. FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

 

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

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

C5 – Enforcement report (JH)                      C6 – Sea Angling report (DD)

C7 – Lead Scientific & Conservation Officer  report (RD)

 

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

 

MOTION TO EXCLUDE PRESS AND PUBLIC EXEMPT ITEMS

 

That under Section 100(A)(4) 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 3 and 5 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

EXEMPT INFORMATION

 

  1. Exempt minutes of 30 January 2018  –  Members agreed the minutes

Technical Panel Meeting - 7 February 2018

NOTICE is hereby given that a TECHNICAL PANEL meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held in the West Mersea Yacht Club, 116 Coast Road, West Mersea, Essex, CO5 8PB on Wednesday 7 February 2018 commencing at 1.00pm to transact the following business:

AGENDA

A1.         Declaration of Members’ interests

B1       Agenda paper       Appendix 1   Appendix 2    Appendix 3

  • Presentation – translating the agreed management ideas into legislation.
  • Review the wording of the draft Native Oyster Fishery Flexible Permit Byelaw
  • Review the wording of the Management Plan
  • Review the wording of the Permit Schedule that accompanies the Byelaw
  • Discuss the requirements of the Appropriate Assessment (more information to be provided at the meeting)
  • Discuss the requirements of the Byelaw Impact Assessment

30 January 2018

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the Council Chambers, Gravesham Borough Council, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent. DA12 1DD on Tuesday 30 January 2018 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 30 November 2017    –  Members agreed the minutes

B.  MATTERS FOR DECISION

  1. Budget monitoring 2017/18 (B Gibbs)  Appendix 1     – Members reviewed and approved the forecast underspend of £30,774 for 2017/2018

2.  Draft budget 2018/19 (B Gibbs)  Appendix 1   Appendix 2    Appendix 3Members reviewed and agreed the budget of £889,600 for the year 2018/2019 and agreed the levies as they applied to the constituent Authorities

3.  Whelk Permit byelaw and management (W Wright)  Appendix A    Appendix B     Whelk Report (Dr Hollyman) – Members agreed that the pot limit, riddle size and number & size of escape holes remain set as in 2017/2018. Members approved the issuing of 14 day warning letters to those permit holders that had not completed catch returns since September 2017 warning of possible legal action. In addition, Members noted that officers would work with local fishermen in investigating the suitability of an automated whelk riddle that had recently come onto the market. If the Industry was interested in using this riddle, the IFCA would work with them to help them to explore grant funding opportunities to assist with its purchase.

4.  KEIFCA Native Oyster Permit byelaw (D Bailey/W Wright) – Members approved the recommendation that the management of activities other than oyster harvesting in the restoration box should initially be managed through a voluntary agreement. Members approved the recommendation that the ENORI group in partnership with other invited stakeholders be asked to develop the agreement. Members approved the continuing closure of the BCRC Estuaries MCZ site for the harvesting of Native oysters to 31 May 2020 using its powers under the Shellfish Beds Byelaw.

Presentation by Mr John Nichols regarding future options for quota management (Faroe’s experience)

5.  Scoping paper – reviewing Vessel Length (and engine power) Byelaws (W Wright) – Members agreed to Option 3 – develop a new byelaw that has one constant length for the whole of the KEIFCA district

6.  Sea Angling Report (W Wright)    Appendix 1 – Members agreed that officers should work with CEFAS in promoting the Sea Angling Diary 2018. Members agreed that the CEFAS angling team should be asked to present their work at the next Authority meeting. Members agreed that officers would contact angling clubs/charter boats for feedback. Members agreed that officers should report key issues to Defra/Minister and to invite the Minister to visit the District.

7.  Draft Annual Plan (D Bailey)      Appendix 1 – Members agreed to contact the ACIFCO direct with any comments. The Chairman asked for details of the whelk riddle to be included

8.  Strategic Evidence Plan update (R Dyer) – Members agreed to update the Plan and to run a consultation on it within the wider research community

9.  Bass legislation for 2018 (D Bailey) – awaiting finalisation of legislation from the EU. Paper will be emailed out/laid around    table - No information was available as the EU Journal had not been updated.

C.  FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

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

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

C5 – Enforcement report (JH)                      C6 – SUMARiS project update (WW)    Appendix 1

 

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

Exempt minutes of 30 November 2017

E1.  FPV Nerissa update

30 November 2017

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held at the Marconi Rooms, Chelmsford Borough Council, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1JE on Thursday 30 November 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. Declaration of Members’ interests

2.  Minutes of 15 September 2017

B. MATTERS FOR DECISION

  1. Budget monitoring 2017/18 (B Gibbs)   Appendix 1

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

3.  2017 Cockle Fishery Management update (R Dyer/D Bailey)

4.  Brexit update (W Wright)   Appendix 1 Appendix 2

5.  Oyster Permit Byelaw update (W Wright)   Appendix 1

6.  Marine Plan update (W Wright)

7.  Annual Report 2016/2017 (D Bailey)

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

C.  FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

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

C3 – Vessel report (CoL)                                 C4 – Vessel Report (BH)

C5 – Sea Angling report (DD)                       C6 – Enforcement report (JH)

 

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 15 September 2017

E1           Update on FPV Nerissa (D Bailey)

 

Technical Panel meeting 30 October 2017

 

  NOTICE is hereby given that a TECHNICAL PANEL meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held in the Powell Training Suite, Essex Outdoors Mersea, Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, Essex, CO5 8SX on Monday 30 October 2017 commencing at 11.00am to transact the following business:

 

AGENDA

 A1.     Declaration of Members’ interests

B1.     a) Review the progress made to-date in making a Native Oyster Flexible Permit Byelaw. (Presentation from KEIFCA   officers).    Agenda paper

b) Consider the responses to the consultation document and make recommendations or give a specific direction for the  Authority to consider.    Consultation document       Consultation questions with responses 

 

  1. Review the structure and mechanisms within the byelaw:
  • the static and flexible components of the byelaw
  • the relationship and mechanism between the byelaw and the fisheries management plan.

2. Scrutinize in detail each consultation question in order 1-14.

Full responses to consultation:

Mr R Pitt

Mr M Smith

Mr A Bird

Blackwater Oystermen’s Association

Zoological Society of London

Mr W Baker

University of Essex

Natural England

Kent Wildlife Trust

Gladwell Oyster Growers Ltd

The Kent and Essex Fishermen’s Group

West Mersea Fishermans Association

Colchester Sea Angling Club

Mr R Hawkins

Crouch Harbour Authority

Essex Wildlife Trust

 

 

15 September 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 Friday 15 September 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. Minutes of 23 May 2017
  2. Declaration of Members’ interests

B.  MATTERS FOR DECISION

  1. Revenue Budget Monitoring 2017/2018 (B Gibbs) Appendix 1
  2. Cockle Fishery update (D Bailey)
  3. Native Oyster Flexible Permit Byelaw update (W Wright) Appendix 1   Appendix 2
  4. Research Projects update (W Wright)]

Presentation by Jess Churchill-Bissett (MMO) on Marine Planning and the South East Marine Plan

  1. Brexit and the implications for IFCAs (W Wright)   Appendix 1
  2. Annual Report 2016-2017 (D Bailey)   Draft Annual Report

C.  FOR INFORMATION/NOTING

Officer Quarterly Reports:

C1 – Fishery Officer, Kent Report (RW)                    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/JH)

 

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, 3 and 5 of Schedule 12A of the Act

EXEMPT INFORMATION

E1           Update on FPV Nerissa (W Wright)

E2           New staff structure (W Wright)

 

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