Welcome to Devon & Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority.


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

Agenda used at the Sub-Committee Meeting

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)

More information will be posted in due course.

Upcoming Meetings

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

We are now offering online permit applications for mobile fishing,  potting and diving permits . Online applications for netting is not an option at this time. Click here to proceed with an application.

It is expected that online applications for netting permits will be availible shortly.

Other Byelaws

D&S IFCA Byelaw Book
(For Guidance)
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