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D&S IFCA officer Sarah Curtin gave a two-hour lecture on Thursday 28th November 2019 to Plymouth University students participating in the MSc programme in Environmental Consultancy.

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D&S IFCA’s quarterly e-newsletter “Inshore Insights” is now available for you to read and provides a mixture of information and news related to our core work.

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Devon and Severn IFCA have recently conducted a joint patrol with the Environment Agency in North Devon.

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D&S IFCA has produced an Annual Report for the period 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019. The report sets out which tasks D&S IFCA has completed to meet its duty to manage inshore fisheries in the District.

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Commercial herring fishermen from Minehead in Somerset have joined forces with scientists and fisheries managers from Swansea University, the Blue Marine Foundation and Devon and Severn IFCA to study herring in the Bristol Channel.

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D&S IFCA’s Byelaw and Permitting Sub Committee have concluded that a new Hand Working Permit Byelaw will be developed to manage the use of crab tiles, bait digging and many other hand gathering types of fishing activity.

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Environment officers attended and presented at the biannual IFCA Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting in London

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D&S IFCA Officers hosted University of Plymouth’s MSc Marine Conservation students at a workshop to discuss the scope and detail of the work of the IFCA and to undertake a role play exercise to determine possible management measures for an emerging fishery.

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D&S IFCA Environment Officer Oliver Thomas gave a two-hour lecture on Wednesday 30th October 2019 on the Sustainable Aquaculture MSc programme to Plymouth University students.

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Devon and Severn IFCA, Cornwall IFCA and Isles of Scilly IFCA has received £5,752 from Seafish to aid research work into the movement, growth rates and larval settlement of spiny lobsters (crawfish) in the coastal waters of South West of England.

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