Download the current byelaws for the NIFCA district HERE

The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 can be accessed using this link: Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009


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 above Byelaw (7) and remake it incorporating exemptions for the use of specified gear in specified areas of the English section of the Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast Special Area of Conservation.

  • Please see the advert related to this notice HERE
  • A full text of the byelaw can be seen HERE
  • The associated Impact Assessment can be seen HERE

Any person wishing to object to the confirmation of the above byelaw must make representations in writing before 12th March 2018 to the Marine Conservation & Enforcement Team, Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7YH or: and must send a copy of such written representation to the Chief Executive at Northumberland Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority at 8 Ennerdale Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 4RT or