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Devon and Severn IFCA are now recruiting an Enforcement Officer. Click here to view the job advert.

Devon and Severn IFCA has introduced restrictive management of the live wrasse fishery aiming to ensure its sustainability and protect the marine environment.

Click here to view the press release

The next Devon and Severn IFCA quarterly meeting is on Thursday, 14th September 2017 at Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Chard.  It will be starting at 2.00pm

If you find a tagged sea bass or an electronic tag note the date and the location of the recovery and keep the whole fish with its tags.

The Master and owner of the fishing vessel J SEA (E333) fined a record total of £37,770 for illegally fishing in Lyme Bay. Click to read the press release.

The Master and Owner of the fishing vessel Providing Star (FD366) fined £13k for scallop dredging in prohibited areas.

Defra have published a consultation seeking your views on a proposed ban on landing egg-bearing lobsters and crawfish in England to help protect these important shellfish stocks. You can find the consultation and details of how to respond at this link: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/marine/lobsters-crawfish
Click here to find out about the Sea Angling 2017 Survey and to complete a survey form.

Click here to view
the Whelk Survey 2016


Bass Management


Netting Review

A decision has been made to submit the Netting Permit Byelaw for confirmation by the Secretary of State.

The proposed Netting Permit Byelaw is now entering the confirmation phase of its development. Please click here to view the information.


Permitting Byelaws

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