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Hinkley Point C nuclear power station will abstract large volumes of water from the Severn Estuary European Marine Site. Permission for this was dependent upon a series of protection measures for fish. EDF Energy have applied to the Planning Inspectorate to remove one of these protection measures; the need for Acoustic Fish Deterrents.

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D&S IFCA has commenced a series of research studies working with members of the fishing industry, academics and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly IFCAs.

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D&S IFCA and other agencies investigate the concerns raised by the public relating to large scale cockle collection.

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A D&S IFCA Environment Officer joined the Environment Agency survey team to assist with the seagrass survey work and observe a novel technique for surveying seagrass.

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D&S IFCA issues an exemption for the Solent Guardian to conduct scientific survey trawling near Teignmouth

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Devon and Severn IFCA carried out a small-scale study to investigate the possible impacts of cuttle pots on seagrass, along with a trial of testing artificial egg laying medias.

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Fishermen are invited to attend a special conference on 8th & 9th of October in London

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Devon and Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (D&S IFCA) have recently issued Financial Administrative Penalties (FAP) and Official Written Warnings for a variety of offences.

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D&S IFCA asked for your views on the management of hand gathering. You told us, and a summary report has now been compiled.

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D&S IFCA officers are working with marine consultants ABPmer in conducting non-lethal seal deterrent field trials using acoustic deterrent devices (ADD) for the MMO funded through EMFF.

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