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We are selling our old life jackets on Ebay, fully serviced and ready to go.
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We are also selling confiscated pots
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DEFRA are asking for evidence on how well IFCAs have worked to meet their duties in the last 4 years (September 2014 to September 2018). Click to have your say.

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Board members and Directors recently visited the D&S IFCA....

Gloucester Crown Court Case, click here to read the press release.

Annual Plan 2018-2019 Annex 1 D&S IFCA Metrics

Annual Plan 2018-2019 Annex 2 Budget Summary

Annual Plan 2018-2019 Annex 3 Success Criteria

Annual Plan 2018-2019 Annex 4 SWOT Analysis

Annual Plan 2018-2019 Annex 5 Risk Assessment Matrix

Annual Plan 2018-2019 Annex 6 Abbreviation & Definitions

The last meeting of the Byelaw & Permitting Sub-Committee was on 12th April 2018.

The outcome of those discussions have resulted in changes to Mobile Fishing and Potting Permit Conditions.

Amended permit conditions are being prepared and will be issued at no cost to permit holders in due course.

Minutes from the meeting are being prepared and final Byelaw Development Reports will also be published in due course.

Diving Consultation - A three-year review of the permit conditions

The first phase of consultation ended on 12th January 2018.

The responses from the first phase of consultation were defered as an agenda item and will now be discussed by the D&S IFCA Byelaw & Permitting Sub-Committee at the next meeting (August 16th 2018)

Upcoming Meetings

Due to unforeseen circumstances the next meeting of the Byelaw & Permitting Sub-Committee will no longer be on 16th August 2018 as previously advertised.

A revised agenda will be posted in due course.

The papers that will be used at this meeting are posted on our Committee page.

The next meeting of the Full Authority will be on 13th September 2018

Project launched to combat drop in seabass stock...

What do we do with your information - Privacy Policy (May 2018) 

To meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), D&S IFCA has produced a new Privacy Policy to help you understand our responsibilities and your rights.

Byelaw News

D&S IFCA have introduced an Emergency Application Byelaw which came into force on 9th May 2018.
Please click here to view the Byelaw


D&S IFCA is in the process of issuing new Potting Permit Conditions to all fishers that had a Potting Permit on 9th August 2018.

Additional Information

D&S IFCA Publications Scheme

Decision Making & Precautionary Principle

Permitting Byelaws


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

Netting Permit Byelaw

The Netting Permit Byelaw has been signed by the Secretary of State (Defra) and came into force on 1st March 2018.

All commercial and recreational fishers who wish to use nets in the D&S IFCA District (at sea and seine netting for sand eels in estuaries) after 1st March 2018 now need a permit.

Click here for more information about the Netting Permit Byelaw, the permit conditions and how you can get a permit (the application form).

On line applications

The online application facility is under maintenance at this time. If you require a permit, please contact the

Other Byelaws

D&S IFCA Byelaw Book
(For Guidance)
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