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New byelaw – Margate and Long Sands SCI

The Bottom Towed Fishing Gear (Prohibited Areas) Byelaw has been updated. From 1 February 2018 the prohibited areas within this byelaw now include Pan Sand Hole, Knob Channel and East Margate S...
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Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Incidents

Low level of risk to beach users and their pets, although simple precautions are recommended No risk to people or pets from seawater Latest testing on species including crabs and whelks finds...
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Native Oyster Permit Byelaw Consultation

Since February 2017 Kent & Essex IFCA has been meeting with interested parties to seek views on the creation of a native oyster permit byelaw that would manage the native oyster fishery within ...
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Annual return 31 March 2017

Each year Kent & Essex IFCA’s annual return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission. Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounts and make...
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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 ...
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5 year Strategic Evidence Plan

KEIFCA has produced a strategic evidence plan that defines the direction of the Authority’s research and evidence gathering activities and capabilities over the next five years. For a copy of thi...
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Formal consultation of MMO Margate and Long Sands European Marine Site (Specified Areas) Bottom Towed Fishing Gear Byelaw 2016

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently consulting on a new byelaw for Margate and Long Sands Site of Community Importance (SCI). The byelaw will help protect sensitive areas of the M...
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CONSULTATION PROCESS FOR ESSEX ESTUARIES BOTTOM TRAWLING (PROHIBITED AREAS) BYELAW

MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009 ESSEX ESTUARIES BOTTOM TRAWLING (PROHIBITED AREAS) BYELAW  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: The Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends ...
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THE RIVER STOUR FISHERY ORDER – SEVERAL ORDER APPLICATION BY WASH MUSSELS LIMITED

A proposal for a trial mussel fishery in the River Stour (Suffolk/Essex border) is currently being considered in a second public consultation. Defra, the consenting authority for fishery orders,...
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New commercial and recreational fishing restrictions for Bass in 2016

Throughout 2015 the European Commission has been working with member states and their scientific advisors on a range of measures to reduce bass fishing mortality. However, stocks are continuing...
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