Welcome to Devon & Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority.



Two seperate six-week consultations (potting and mobile fishing) ended on October 23rd 2017. Responses are being summarised for discussions by the Byelaw & Permitting Sub-Committee. The next meeting is on the13th November 2017 at Larkbeare House, Exeter. Click to view the agenda for the meeting.

Consultation and communication news

Latest news on the recent consultations and how you can be kept up to date

Potting Consultation. Please click here to view the information.

Mobile Fishing Consultation. Please click here to view the information.

Enforcement and regulations

Successful prosecutions against illegal fishers in the Devon & Severn IFCA area.

Smile, you're on camera

New lobster conservation measures

Bass regulations

Found a tagged bass or electronic tag?

Trawl measuring

Drop-in net measuring days in Brixham & Plymouth



Netting Review

Permitting Byelaws

D&S IFCA currently has three Permit Byelaws. If you conduct mobile fishing, potting or diving (for crab, lobster or scallops) you need a permit.

We are now offering online permit applications. Click here to proceed with an application.

Completed consultations earlier this year

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