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MCA Fisherman Rescue 10th September 2021

See the link to a blog from the MCA regarding an excellent rescue of a fisherman last week:


Notice of changes to Byelaw 1 Trawling 17th August 2021

A Trawl Permit is now required for the entire NIFCA district. This includes the outer area (3-6 nautical miles). Vessels must be less than 18.3 metres in overall length. An exemption is required to trawl within the Specified Area...


Defra Call For Information 5th August 2021

Defra has launched two calls for evidence from 12 July 2021 to 31 August 2021 to capture views from the fishing sector, wider fishing community and other relevant stakeholders on: latent capacity in the over 10m scallop and shellfish...


RSA Strategy and Call for Information 29th July 2021

NIFCA are pleased to announce the release of our new Recreational Sea Angling Strategy. We are also keen to hear from you about how you think Sea Angling engagement can be improved in this district and ask all interested...


Commercial Fisherman Pleads Guilty to Illegal Recreational Fishing and Failing to Comply With Fisheries Officers 29th July 2021

On the 8th of April 2021 Mr James Arkle of Pegswood, Northumberland pled guilty to two breaches of fisheries legislation relating to the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and the Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NIFCA) byelaws....