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to the North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

From rugged chalk cliffs full of nesting seabirds to rocky reefs teeming with crabs and lobsters, the marine environments of the North East coast of England are amongst the best examples in the UK. Our seas support the livelihoods of local commercial fishermen and their communities and provide a destination for hobby fishers targeting fish and shellfish.

NEIFCA is responsible for the sustainable management of fisheries and fisheries activities, including Marine Protected Areas, out to a distance of six nautical miles.

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North Eastern IFCA would like to remind all commercial permit holders, your current permit will expire on the 31 December 2023. If you would like to renew your commercial permit, you need to do so by Monday 4th December to guarantee that you will receive your 2024 permit before the end of the year.

Detailed instructions and a step by step guide on how to renew your permit was included in the email circulated to all permit holders. If you require any further assistance, please contact our office on 01482 393515 or email
01 December 2023
Please follow the below link to the latest news page of our website for an update on the NEIFCA European Lobster Settlement Index project
ELSI Project update - October 2023
1st November 2023
We have a range of roles covering both land based and offshore operations including a dedicated environmental/scientific team. The skills and experience required to fulfil our posts are often transferrable from careers in the fishing industry, mechanics, engineering, and enforcement. An interest and working knowledge of fishing practices and boat handling experience can also be advantageous. We always strive to provide opportunities to individuals that feel they have the relevant skills and qualifications to work as part of our team.

We are actively seeking interest from individuals that have experience and expertise in offshore deck work and a working knowledge of fishing practices, marine diesels and ancillary equipment. If you feel you have the relevant skills, please submit your CV and a covering statement on how you feel you can assist in all operations to deliver the Authority‚Äôs functions in relation to the management and conservation of sea fisheries resources within our district. 

Further information can be found under the News section of our website or by following the link below;
Career Opportunities
5th October 2023

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01482 393515

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Quay Road,
YO16 4LP

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