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. Providing us with an email address helps us keep you informed. 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.

New Consultations

There are no active consultations at this time.

Completed Consultations

Exemptions Byelaw 2019

A formal consultation related to the potential introduction of this Byelaw ended in August 2019.

The responses were collated and documented in a consultation report.

You can read the report here.

The report was discussed by the D&S IFCA Byelaw & Permitting Sub-Committee (B&PSC) on 12th September 2019.

The B&PSC have agreed to submit the Exemptions Byelaw 2019 to Defra for confirmation.

Hand Working Fishing Activity - A Review of Management

During 2019, D&S IFCA has been collecting information (Call for Information Campaigns) relating to different Hand Working Fishing Activities.

Hand Gathering

This consultation ended on 26th July 2019 and D&S IFCA would like to thank all those that responded.

A report was produced for the D&S IFCA Byelaw & Permitting Sub-Committee who examined and discussed it on 15th August 2019.

The report is posted here for you to read with sections six and seven related to the information gathering exercise and the responses we received. 

Bait Digging

Thank you to all those that participated in our information gathering exercise which ended on 26th April 2019.

All responses were summarised into a report which was discussed by the Byelaw & Permitting Sub Committee on 16th May 2019.

You can read the report here.

Crab Tiles

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

The responses were summarised into a report which was presented to and discussed by members of the D&S IFCA Byelaw and Permitting Sub-Committee on 26th February 2019.

You can read the report here.

What happens Now?

All three reports that relate to the review of Hand Working Fishing Activity will be discussed once again by the Byelaw & Permitting Sub-Committee (B&PSC) in November 2019.

In the November meeting, the B&PSC will be considering different options for management including the potential development of a new byelaw or byelaws.

Members will be examining an "options for Management" report which you can read here.

Page updated 05/11/19.