Exemptions to Byelaws

The Exemptions Byelaw 2019

The Exemptions Byelaw 2019 was made by the Authority on 13th June 2019.

After a prolonged quality assurance phase and to recognise legal advice, some modifications to the Byelaw were made after it was subjected to formal consultation.

The Exemptions Byelaw 2019 was confirmed by Defra on 14th April 2020 and is now in force.

The Exemptions Byelaw 2019 can be viewed here.

The Final Impact Assessment for the Exemptions Byelaw 2019 can be viewed here.

The Final Byelaw Development Report that documents how the Exemptions Byelaw 2019 was made can be viewed here.

The Byelaw enables the Authority to consider an application relating to scientific work or for stocking or breeding purposes where a fishing activity is undertaken that would otherwise be in contravention of one or more of the byelaws, or one or more of the permit conditions as set out in the Byelaws.

The Byelaws and Permit Conditions can be viewed here.

Gaining an Authorisation (Exemption/Dispensation)

An authorisation must be obtained, and an application form has been created and can be viewed here.

Please be aware that it may take up to 60 days of receipt of the application for it to be processed and potentially approved.

Issued Authorisations 2021

The table below provide some details of the current authorisations (exemptions) granted and declined by D&S IFCA.

Content updated January 2021.