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NIFCA Office 28th February 2018

Due to the very poor weather and atrocious road conditions in Northumberland and north of the river Tyne, the NIFCA office will close today at 3pm and be closed tomorrow when the weather forecast is for even worse conditions...


Gear Marking 27th February 2018

Link HERE to video regarding gear marking – this will be of interest to commercial and recreational boat users.


National survey to give a voice to fishing communities 14th February 2018

Maritime charities Seafarers UK and Cornwall Rural Community Charity (CRCC) are working together to carry out a UK-wide project to survey fishermen, their families and fishing communities. The survey aims to understand community and individual needs and challenges better,...


2018 Bass Regulations for Recreational Fishers 2nd February 2018

The European Commission has determined that bass stocks remain under pressure despite the measures taken in previous years. It has placed further restrictions on the commercial and recreational fishing sectors in order to address this. Please see our poster...


Proposed Change to Byelaw 7 31st January 2018

Pursuant to section 115 and 116 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, NIFCA intends to apply to the Minister for the Department of Environment & Rural Affairs to revoke the “Prohibition of the Use of Mobile Fishing Gear...