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2020 Annual Mussel Reports 31st July 2020

As part of annual monitoring of blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) populations throughout the district, NIFCA is delighted to publish the findings of the 2020 surveys. These reports focus on the Blyth Estuary, Fenham Flats and Holy Island Sands mussel...

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Notice of Seized Fishing Gear 15th July 2020 22nd July 2020

On the 15th of July 2020 Inshore Fisheries Officers seized fishing gear from Newbiggin by the Sea under section 264 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The gear was seized in contravention of NIFCA Byelaw 4. If...

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Quarterly Meeting Notice 16th July 2020

Please note that our next Quarterly Meeting will be held virtually on Monday, 27th July 2020 at 2pm. If you would like to attend please email nifca@nifca.gov.uk Agenda Items for the meeting:- MPAs Report; Byelaw Update including making new...

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Notice of Seized Fishing Gear 8th – 25th June 2020 26th June 2020

Between the dates of 8th – 25th June 2020 Inshore Fisheries Officers seized fishing gear from Whitley Bay, Newbiggin by the Sea, Low Newton and Berwick under section 264 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The gear...

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Study Probes Health of Brown Crab Stocks Sustaining a Northumberland Delicacy 19th June 2020

The fact that hundreds of tonnes of crab are caught every year in Northumberland, and crab is devoured with relish by thousands of holidaymakers to this beautiful region, should make us think whether this natural resource can be lastingly...

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