Welcome to Devon & Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority.



Three six-week consultations begin on 31st January 2018. Mobile fishing, potting and potting for Live Wrasse. Details can be found below:

Mobile Fishing
(click to view the consultation information)

(click to view the Common Seas ordering and installation information)

(Click to view the consultation information)

Potting for Live Wrasse
(Click to view the consultation information)

All stakeholders regardless of interest or fishing sector can engage in all of the D&S IFCA consultations. 

All permit holders and D&S IFCA contacts will be directly notified of the start date of our consultations.

You can follow D&S IFCA on Facebook and/or Twitter for all our latest updates on Consultations.

Authority Meetings

The next meeting of the Authority will be in Brixham on 15th March 2018. More information will be posted very soon.

Other Information

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

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Job Vacancies

Environment Officer
Permitting Officer

Closing date for applications 9th March 2018

Permitting Byelaws


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

Netting Permit Byelaw

The Netting Permit Byelaw has now been confirmed by Defra and will come into force (become active) on 1st March 2018. All commercial and recreational fishers who wish to use nets in the D&S IFCA District after 1st March 2018 will need a permit.

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

On line applications

We are now offering online permit applications for mobile fishing,  potting and diving permits . It is expected that online applications for netting permits will be availible shortly. Click here to proceed with an application.

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