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Specification for the New NIFCA Cabin RIB, Robert Arckless MBE 18th July 2019

NIFCA are delighted to announce the arrival of our new Cabin RIB, “Robert Arckless MBE”, named in honour of the former Chair of the Northumberland Sea Fisheries Committee and NIFCA. Full specification details of this vessel can be seen...


Environment Agency Press Release: “Fisherman ordered to pay over £6,500 for breaking fisheries byelaws” 16th July 2019

          The Environment Agency have announced that on 10 July, a licensed net fisherman was given a substantial fine and made to pay legal costs after admitting breaking fisheries byelaws in breach of his licence...


Skipper Pleads Guilty 27th June 2019

On Friday 14th June 2019 at North Tyneside Magistrates Court, the skipper owner of the Commercial fishing vessel ‘L’OGIEN K62” David Fairbairn pleaded guilty and received financial penalties for failing to comply with Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority’s...


Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme (ANLRS) 19th June 2019

NIFCA are delighted to be supporting the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme (ANLRS) in Northumberland. The scheme was launched in Sussex in 2016, then rolled out nationally in 2018 and aims to provide a route to recycle angling line...


NIFCA Annual Research Plan and Report 13th June 2019

NIFCA are pleased to be able to share our 2018-19 Annual Research Report and 2019-20 Annual Research Plan. We hope you find them to be an interesting read.