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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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Applications for scallop dredging permits for the 2024/2025 season are now open. Please go to the NEWS pages of our website for more information.
Scallop Dredging Application 2024
10th June 2024
Applications are invited for intertidal and sub-tidal fixed netting permits to set nets within Area C of the Authority‚Äôs district (Flamborough Light to Withernsea Light) under the provisions of Byelaw XVIII Method and Area of Fishing (Fixed Netting) Byelaw 2016. Please go to the NEWS pages of our website for more information
Fixed Netting Application 2024
10th June 2024
All renewal applications for the Limited Shellfish (Hobby) Permit received to date have been processed and sent out in the post. If you currently have a permit that is is dated 2021-2024 and GREEN in colour, this is no longer valid. Please note, that if you do not renew your permit and you continue to fish for, or take, lobster, crab, velvet crab or whelk from the fishery, you may be liable to prosecution. 
Please follow the link below to our APPLY FOR IT section, which gives details on the renewal process.
Hobby Permit Renewal
20th May 2024

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