Consultation

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.

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 is expected to begin in late October or November 2018. 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 discussed the findings from Phase 1 on the 11th October 2018.
  • Phase 2 of the consultation (a focussed consultation on identified items) will begin soon. The information is currently being prepared and 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 which came into force in August 2018. 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. The new conditions came into force in August 2018. A 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 which came into force in August 2018. The complete process has been documented in a report.