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Blyth Mussel Bed Survey 5th October 2017

Link HERE to the latest stock assessment of the edible mussel beds in Blyth Estuary. Surveys and further study of the site will continue. The NIFCA Code of Conduct link HERE should continue to be adhered to on this site. 


Emergency Byelaw 29th September 2017

NIFCA has today made an emergency berried lobsters byelaw, link HERE. The byelaw, made following the Defra Statutory Instrument 2017 No.899 the “Lobsters and Crawfish (Prohibition of Fishing and Landing) (Amendment) (England) Order 2017”, link HERE ensures a complete and...


Important NIFCA court case suspending a recreational potters permit 25th September 2017

A recreational potter has received financial penalties and had his permit suspended for using more than the permitted 5 pots, landing more than the permitted 1 lobster and for landing 23 undersized lobsters. A District Judge heard this case...


Defra National Prohibition Upon Landing Berried Hens in England 25th September 2017

Defra are introducing a national prohibition on landing berried hens in England which will be active from Sunday 1st October 2017. The Defra consultation on prohibiting the landing of egg bearing (‘berried’) lobster and crawfish in England closed on...


Fenham Flats Report 2017 6th September 2017

You can now read our 2017 Stock Assessment of the edible mussel beds on Fenham Flats on our website. Find it HERE