Completed Consultations

We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to respond to any of our consultations. All of our consultation work (often called "Have your Say" or "Call for Information") can help to inform the decision making of D&S IFCA's Byelaw & Permitting Sub-Committee (B&PSC) or be used for other work such as informing assessments for Marine Conservation Zones.

This page helps you to see the range of more recent consultation work that has now ended. All of the byelaw/permit condition related engagement work is documented. The reports relating to the different consultations can be read by using links below or by visiting Section F of our Resource Library - Byelaw Development Reports. Officers' papers that are presented at Byelaw & Permitting Sub-Committee meetings which can be found in Section B of our Resource Library or on our Authority Meetings page.

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.

Have Your Say - Skerries Bank Angling Zone

The "Have Your Say" consultation ended on 9th December 2022.

D&S IFCA wish to thank all those that participated.

The responses submitted in three separate questionnaires developed for commercial, charter and the recreational angling sector will now be analysed by Officers.

The information you provided may help us to better understand management needs in the Skerries Bank area.

Other Completed Consultations 

All of the byelaw/permit condition related engagement work is documented. The reports relating to the different consultations can be read by visiting Section F of our Resource Library - Byelaw Development Reports - or by examining the Officers' papers that are presented at Byelaw & Permitting Sub-Committee meetings which can be found in Section B of our Resource Library

Page updated: 23rd January 2023.