From:                                         Rachel Langley <>

Sent:                                           19 October 2017 08:44

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Subject:                                     RE: Kent & Essex IFCA - Native Oyster Permit Byelaw Consultation


Dear Debbie and the KEIFCA Team


Thank you for sending through the Native Oyster Permit Byelaw Consultation for comment.  As you may know, Sarah Allison is on maternity leave and I am currently in post - I look forward to working with the KEIFCA over the coming months.


As I have recently started and Sarah has already had significant input into native oyster activities through Essex Wildlife Trust and ENORI, I have decided to not submit comments for this consultation but very much appreciate the opportunity.


Many thanks



Rachel Langley

Living Seas Co-ordinator (Maternity cover)

Essex Wildlife Trust

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From: Debbie O'Shea <>

Date: 20/09/2017 15:08 (GMT+00:00)


Cc: Will Wright <>, Dominic Bailey <>, Rob Dyer <>, Katie Woods <>

Subject: Kent & Essex IFCA - 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 the Blackwater, Crouch, Roach and Colne Estuaries Marine Conservation Zone.


A consultation document outlining the proposed management options has been developed to be sent to all interested parties. In developing such a consultation document, it is hoped that it will allow people or organisations that have so far not inputted into the permit byelaw making process to have the opportunity to do so. Receiving written replies will also help clearly explain what different stakeholders want from the byelaw helping inform Authority members when they are making decisions.  The expectation would be that all replies would be put into a briefing pack for a Technical Panel meeting of the IFCA to be held on 30 October 2017


The attached consultation provides stakeholders with information on the development of measures to conserve and protect local wild native oyster stocks and the proposals for future management, and asks stakeholders for feedback and information regarding these proposals.


The closing date for this consultation is 19 October 2017. Please send any responses to



Debbie O’Shea | Office Manager





Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

Paragon House, Albert Street, Ramsgate, Kent. CT11 9HD


Tel: 01843 585310



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