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Mental Health in the Commercial Fishing Industry

Posted By: Olga Pepper on April 3, 2024

You are invited to take part in a research study looking to understand mental health and mental wellbeing in the commercial fishing industry.

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Hinkley Point C Planning Consultation

Posted By: Olga Pepper on March 11, 2024

D&S IFCA responds to EDF Consultation on Acoustic Fish Deterrent and Compensatory Habitat

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2018-2022 Call for Evidence on D&S IFCA Conduct and Operations

Posted By: Olga Pepper on February 27, 2024

Defra are inviting all stakeholders to provide their views on the work of Devon and Severn IFCA to create a report covering 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2022.

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D&S IFCA Hosting Meetings with Permit Holders in North Devon

Posted By: Olga Pepper on February 7, 2024

Meeting dates now announced for Ilfracombe and Appledore in February 2024.

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An opportunity to help research on rays in the Bristol Channel

Posted By: Olga Pepper on December 1, 2023

Scientists are working to understand ray populations in and around the Bristol Channel and are offering a reward for information on captures of electronically tagged rays.

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Illegal Gill Net Recovered From Salcombe – Kingsbridge Estuary

Posted By: Olga Pepper on October 17, 2023

D&S IFCA’s Enforcement Officers recover illegal net from Bowcombe Creek.

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Guidance for Fishers: Lobster and Spiny Lobster

Posted By: dsifcaadmin on July 7, 2023

D&S IFCA has produced guidance for fishers to help them remain compliant with the Permit Conditions.

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Company Director and Master fined for fishing in scallop closed season

Posted By: dsifcaadmin on June 29, 2023

An investigation by D&S IFCA into the removal of scallops in the closed season has resulted in fines totalling £5,887 and a £6,000 contribution to legal costs.

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Berried Lobster Seasonality Surveys

Posted By: dsifcaadmin on May 15, 2023

A project investigating the seasonality of berried lobsters in D&S IFCA’s District is underway.

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Posted By: dsifcaadmin on March 2, 2023

Updated – 8th April 2024. Due to popular demand, we have more fixed shellfish gauges available to purchase. D&S IFCA has introduced Minimum Conservation Reference Sizes (MCRS) for selected shellfish within its District.  To assist fishers to remain compliant with the legislation, gauges have been produced that are locally made from 316 stainless steel and […]

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