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NIFCA Open Afternoon Press Release 21st November 2017

NIFCA are holding an open afternoon to discuss the Coquet to St Mary’s Open afternoon. Please see our press release about this HERE.


Deadline Fast Approaching for Public Appointment Competition – Seafish Board Members 20th October 2017

The UK fisheries administrations are seeking three individuals to join the Seafish Industry Authority (Seafish) Board as Non-Executive industry representative members.  Do you know anyone who you think would be a suitable candidate for the roles?   The role...


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...