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Welcome to our website. NIFCA celebrated its 6th Anniversary at the beginning of April 2017, following its establishment under the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and inception on 1st April 2011. Throughout that time, our website has continued to develop and undergo enhancements to provide the maximum possible level of information and accessibility to everyone who is interested in our work.

I hope you can find what you are looking for on our website and that you find it to be both interesting and informative.

Please also feel free to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on our recent activity.

Best wishes to all of our stakeholders and anyone with an interest in the work of NIFCA.

Mike Hardy
Chief Executive

Latest news

Blyth Mussel Bed Survey

5th October 2017

Link HERE to the latest stock assessment of the edible mussel beds in Blyth Estuary. Surveys and further study of the site will continue. The NIFCA...   Read more

Emergency Byelaw

29th September 2017

NIFCA has today made an emergency berried lobsters byelaw, link HERE. The byelaw, made following the Defra Statutory Instrument 2017 No.899 the “Lobsters and Crawfish...   Read more

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With thanks to the local fishers getting involved with out project and assisting with NIFCA's data collection
- Thursday Oct 12 - 1:49pm

Our #lobster stock assessment project restarted y’day! Captured data of length/ gender/ eggs for all lobsters caugh… https://t.co/Vtbc9NBDCG
- Thursday Oct 12 - 1:33pm