Consultation

Devon and Severn IFCA undertake regular consultations relating to different fishing activities. These provide you with an opportunity to have your say.

Scroll down to view current and also the completed consultation work (final reports) including Mobile Fishing, Potting and also Potting for Live Wrasse.

Current Consultations

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

The Permit Conditions for the Diving Permit Byelaw are being reviewed this year. The process began in 2017. Phase one of the consultation is complete. Phase 2 will begin shortly. 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.

Notes:

  • 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 have yet to discuss the findings from Phase 1.
  • Phase 2 of the consultation (a focussed consultation on identified items) will begin after these discussions and more information will be posted in due course.
  • 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.

Completed Consultations

Potting (general)

The three year review of the Potting Permit Conditions is now complete. This process led to changes to the Potting Permit Conditions. The complete process has been documented in a report. 

Potting for Live Wrasse

The management of the live Wrasse Pot Fishery was subjected to a formal review this year.  This process has led to changes to the Potting Permit Conditions which are used to manage this activity. Changes have also been made to voluntary measures. A separate report has been completed to document the process and the outcomes.

Mobile Fishing

A further review of the Mobile Fishing Permit Conditions is now complete. This process led to changes to the Mobile Fishing Permit Conditions. The complete process has been documented in a report.