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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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NEIFCA are holding a series of 'drop-in' sessions. These events offer the opportunity for NEIFCA to gain your views and to give stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the following byelaws;

BYELAW XXVIII Shellfish Permit Byelaw 2022
BYELAW XXIX Humber Estuary Fishing Byelaw 2022

Drop-in events will take place in the following locations;
Tuesday 3rd October - Hornsea Inshore Rescue,  12 Noon-5pm (16 Hornsea Burton Road, Hornsea, HU18 1TJ)

Wednesday 4th October - Bridlington Rugby Club, 1pm - 6pm (Queensgate, Bridlington,         YO16 7LN)

Thursday 5th October - Hartlepool Borough Hall, 
2pm - 6pm (Middlegate, Hartlepool, TS24 0JD)

Friday 6th October - Whitby Met Lounge,
2pm - 7pm (Argyle Road, Whitby, YO21 3HU)

Friday 13th October - Redcar Park Hotel,
12 Noon - 7pm (3-5 Granville Terrace, Redcar, TS10 3AR)

Further dates to be confirmed. There is no requirement to make an appointment if you wish to attend these events, officers will be available during the time period indicated at each venue. Further information can be found under the News section of our website or by following the link below;
Informal Drop-In sessions
20th September 2023
NEIFCA has launched a formal consultation seeking views on two new byelaw regulations. The regulations relate to changes to the Eelgrass Protection area within the Humber Estuary and a new flexible permitting byelaw to support the improved management of shellfish exploitation throughout the NEIFCA district.

BYELAW XXVIII Shellfish Permit Byelaw 2022
BYELAW XXIX Humber Estuary Fishing Byelaw 2022

Further information on this formal consultation can be found in the News section of our website or by following the link below, closing date for all responses to this consultation is Tuesday 17th October 2023

NEIFCA Formal Consultation
16th August 2023
The emergency byelaw regulation was confirmed on 17th July 2023 and prohibits the use of any beam trawl within the NEIFCA district. The byelaw also requires that any beam trawls carried onboard vessels within the NEIFCA district must be stored in such a way that they cannot be readily used. Any breach of the emergency byelaw could result in a maximum fine of £50,000 upon conviction. Further information can be found on our website under the News section or by following the link below - 

Emergency Byelaw Press Release
18th July 2023

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