Have Your Say - Proposed introduction of two new Byelaws - has now ended.

Mobile Fishing Permit Byelaw 2022

The formal consultation regarding the proposed Mobile Fishing Permit Byelaw 2022 ended on 20th January 2023

D&S IFCA wish to thank all those that had their say.

The responses are now being collated and a report will be prepared for discussion by D&S IFCA's Byelaw and Permitting Sub-Committee in February 2023.

Size of Fishing Vessels Byelaw 2022

The formal consultation regarding the proposed Size of Fishing Vessels Byelaw 2022 ended on 20th January 2023

D&S IFCA wish to thank all those that had their say.

The responses are now being collated and a report will be prepared for discussion by D&S IFCA's Byelaw and Permitting Sub-Committee in February 2023.

What Happens Now?

When the formal consultation reports are finalised they will be published on the website. Based on the responses submitted in the formal consultation, the B&PSC will determine if there are to be any changes to the Byelaws as proposed. After the next B&PSC meeting (February 2023) two reports will be made - “response to stakeholders” and these will be made available and circulated to those who responded. Work is then expected to continue with the making of a final Impact Assessment and a package of information (including the Byelaws - that have been potentially amended to reflect the consultation response) will be sent to the Marine Management Organisation for quality assurance.  Ultimately it will be the Secretary of State that determines if the proposed Byelaws are signed and introduced.

Completed Consultations

More information regarding a range of completed consultations can be viewed here.

Page updated: 23rd January 2023.