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Consultation – Technical measures to recover the Farn Deeps Nephrops stock 11th February 2016

Defra are inviting views on recovery measures that UK Fisheries Administrations propose to introduce during March 2016 in order to prevent further diminution of the Nephrops stock in the Farn Deeps (Functional Unit 6 in the North Sea).  The options...


Prosecutions January 2016 29th January 2016

Please see the links below in respect of two prosecutions brought by NIFCA and heard at North Tyneside Magistrates Court on 22nd January. Both cases resulted in financial penalties for the defendant, a recognition of the importance of complying...


New Commercial and Recreational Fishing Restrictions for Bass in 2016 29th January 2016

Please see the link HERE to a press release on the above, which come into force today. Please see the link HERE to the Bass Industry Guidance


NIFCA Quarterly Meeting 20th January 2016

The next NIFCA quarterly meeting will be held on Monday 25th January at 2pm at 8 Ennerdale Road, Blyth, NE24 4RT. Amongst items for discussion will be the new designation of the Coquet to St Mary’s MCZ and the NIFCA pot...


DEFRA MCZ Announcement 18th January 2016

The second tranche of MCZs was announced by DEFRA on Sunday, 17th January including Coquet to St Mary’s in the NIFCA district. Information from DEFRA regarding MCZs can be found HERE and a link to all designated MCZs can be found HERE. DEFRA’s latest press release...