Northumberland IFCA to hold a day of presentations at County Hall, Morpeth 12th March 2013

Northumberland Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (NIFCA) will be holding a series of presentations at Morpeth County Hall on Tuesday 12 March 2013 beginning at 10.00 am. The event is open to the public and will be of significance to anyone with an interest in sea fisheries and the marine environment. No invitation is necessary and visitors will be welcome to attend for the whole or part of the event. Numbers are limited however so if you wish to attend could you please let the NIFCA office know.

In the morning session the event will focus upon shellfish projects currently being undertaken in the NIFCA district with Newcastle University. This will be followed by talks on the Defra-led Revised Approach to fisheries in European Marine Sites (EMS) with particular focus on the situation in the English part of the Berwickshire & North Northumberland EMS. In the afternoon there will be a presentation on shellfish stock assessments carried out by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) particularly in Northumberland.

Following all of the above there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Northumberland IFCA look forward to seeing you on 12 March.

Further information is available from Northumberland IFCA Tel. 01670 731 399, e-mail nifca@nifca.gov.uk; website www.nifca.gov.uk.