Devon and Severn IFCA undertake regular consultations relating to different fishing activities. These provide you with an opportunity to have your say. When a consultation is about to begin, we directly notify all our permit holders (Fishers) and all of our contacts on our consultation mailing list. We also circulate a free E- newsletter to everyone on our mailing list.

If you want to be directly notified of the consultations then please contact us and tell us.

A Call for Information - Crab Tiles

Devon and Severn IFCA were recently seeking your views on the management of crab tiles.

The exercise ended on 8th February 2019.

This work forms part of a review of different Hand Working Fishing Activities.

We would like to thank all those that provided information during the period 4th January to 8th February 2019.

Your view is important.

The responses are now being summarised into a report which will be presented to the D&S IFCA Byelaw & Permitting Sub-Committee on 26th February 2019.

You will be able to read the summary report soon when it is posted on our MEETINGS page and also in our RESOURCE LIBRARY (Section B).

Coming Soon to this Page 

  • Phase Two of the review of the Diving Permit Conditions (New information & specific items being subjected to consultation)
  • A 5-Year Review of the Mobile Fishing Permit Byelaw
  • The development of a replacement for the Emergency Application Byelaw

Recent Consultations

Diving Permit Byelaw - Three-Year Review of the Diving Permit Conditions

The Permit Conditions for the Diving Permit Byelaw are being reviewed. The process began in 2017. Phase one of the consultation is complete. Phase 2 has unfortunately been delayed and is now not expected to expected to begin until 2019. The guide below will help you better understand why this review is being conducted as well as explaining the process and how you can be involved.


  • The review of Diving Permit Conditions process has fallen behind the original time table. (as documented in the Guide)
  • The D&S IFCA Byelaw and Permitting Sub-Committee discussed the findings from Phase 1 on the 11th October 2018.
  • Phase 2 of the consultation (a focussed consultation on identified items) is now not expected to begin until 2019. 
  • You can view the current Diving Permit Conditions as well as the overarching Diving Permit Byelaw in file E of our resource library.
  • Our Enforcement page also displays the current Diving Permit Conditions.