2018-2022 Call for Evidence on D&S IFCA Conduct and Operations

Defra are inviting all stakeholders to provide their views on the work of Devon and Severn IFCA to create a report covering 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2022.

The Marine and Coastal Access Act (2009) requires the Secretary of State to lay a report before Parliament on the ‘conduct and operation’ of the IFCAs as soon as reasonably practical after the end of every four-year period. The third report is now due and will cover from 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2022.

Defra are inviting all stakeholders to respond to their call for evidence to help them understand your perspective on the work of the Devon and Severn IFCA in meeting its duties. There are two ways to share your view.

A targeted Qualtrics survey designed for individuals that are most knowledgeable about the IFCAs including: recreational anglers, inshore fishers, IFCA General Members, local government Councillors, Arm’s Length Body employees, academics, and members of Non-Governmental Organisations. The survey is anonymous and can be accessed using the following link:

Qualtrics Survey | Qualtrics Experience Management

An online Citizen Space survey for members of the public and representatives of organisations. This is available via the following link:

Report to Parliament about Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities’ (IFCAs) conduct and operations 2018-2022 – Defra – Citizen Space

Both methods are now open and will close on 22 April 2024.

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Other Information

At the beginning of each financial year D&S IFCA makes and publishes a plan setting out the Authority’s main objectives and priorities for the year. An Annual Report is prepared and published each year.

You can examine D&S IFCA’s Annual Plans and Annual Reports by visiting the following areas of the D&S IFCA website:

Annual Business Plans & Reports

Section A of D&S IFCA’s Website Resource Library

We post information about our work on our website/Facebook. Direct communication is often the best way to help you stay informed about our work and to highlight the opportunities for you to have your say on a range of topics or issues. If you are not already on our mailing list, then you can get yourself added by contacting D&S IFCA.