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New Consultations

September 2017

Devon and Severn IFCA has begun two seperate consultations.

Potting Consultation. Please click here to view the information.

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


Finding the best way forward to monitor scallop populations - D&S IFCA plans survey work in Lyme Bay.(Click to read more)

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

Click to view the press release

Devon and Severn IFCA and the Marine Management Organisation are holding drop in net measuring days in Brixham and Plymouth. Click to find out more.

North Western IFCA are currently recruiting. for further details visit their website NW-IFCA

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

Want to take part in an angling survey click here

Want to sign up for the Sea Angling Diary?

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.


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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