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Recreational Fisher Fined for Breaches of NIFCA Byelaws 13th March 2020

In a prosecution brought by Northumberland Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (NIFCA) at North Tyneside Magistrates Court, Mr Michael Bye, a Recreational Shellfish Permit holder from Ashington pleaded guilty (by post) to breaching 2 NIFCA Byelaws:- Byelaw 4 ‘Crustacea...


Sea Anglers Wanted for Government Project to Help Sustainable Fisheries 12th March 2020

Sea Anglers Wanted for Government Project to Help Sustainable Fisheries A new call is being made for sea anglers to contribute to an important project that will help the management of marine fisheries. The Sea Angling Diary Project is...


Recreational Bass Fishing 2020 2nd March 2020

For more information on Bass Guidance please visit the Marine Management Organisation website HERE.


Cefas Launch Campaign to Retain & Report American Lobsters 2nd March 2020

Today sees Cefas launch a campaign to raise awareness within the fishing community of the threat to native species from the non-native species of lobster, the American lobster. This Defra-funded initiative encourages fishers and others to “retain and report”...


Minimum Size Byelaw 2020 27th February 2020

Northumberland IFCA together with the other Eastern IFCAs have proposed to introduce a Minimum Size Byelaw 2020 to replace the FISH MOLLUSC AND CRUSTACEA MINIMUM SIZE EMERGENCY BYELAW 2019. The intention of this byelaw is to protect pre-spawning fish...