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DEFRA Consultation on the Prohibition on Egg-bearing (berried) Lobsters and Crawfish in England 30th March 2017

The above consultation was issued by DEFRA on 21st March and closes on Monday 15 May 2017. Here is a link to the consultation: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/marine/lobsters-crawfish/ 

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North of the Tyne FLAG 14th March 2017

To mark the start of the FLAG, an official launch event will be held between 15.00 and 18.00hrs at The Old Low Light Building, Cliffords Fort, North Shields on 16 March 2017. The launch will be the first meeting...

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Marine Planning 26th January 2017

In February 2017, the MMO will launch the next step in the development of the marine plans for the north east. This is an important stage and is the first chance to see how the issues and evidence gathered last...

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Robert Arckless, MBE 5th January 2017

Northumberland IFCA is delighted at the news that our Chair, Councillor Robert Arckless has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list, recognising Robert’s service and commitment to the community of Northumberland and which of course includes his service...

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Bass Regulations 2017 5th January 2017

The MMO have released the 2017 Statutory guidance to Bass fishing including catch limits, closures and minimum sizes. Information can be found on their website following the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bass-fishing-catch-limits-closures-and-minimum-size/bass-fishing-catch-limits-closures-and-minimum-size#what-rules-apply-to-commercial-fisherman

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