Best Wishes For 2021 4th January 2021

On behalf of the Members, Officers & Staff of NIFCA, can I give best wishes to everyone for a safe & hopefully happy & prosperous 2021. Challenging times still lie ahead of course with covid, at least pending the full roll out of a vaccine, but there is hopefully now light at the end of the tunnel.

With a new Fisheries Act in place we enter a brave new world post Brexit and with a Trade Deal thankfully also in place, we will see over the next few weeks how trade to & from the continent will proceed & hopefully settle satisfactorily, particularly in relation to lobster & crab which are so important to our local fishing industry.

Our officers will be continuing with their work in the district & with the scientific & research work which forms the foundation for the best possible management & maintenance of sustainable stocks in the future.

We look forward to having contact with you as much as possible in the months which lie ahead & whilst our office must remain closed to the public, please don’t hesitate to speak to an officer, telephone or email us if we can be of any help or assistance.

Best regards

Mike Hardy