Data Protection

Northern Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority - Privacy Notice

North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NEIFCA) was established on 1st April 2011 under provisions contained within the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 to manage the sustainable exploitation of sea fisheries resources within an area between the River Tyne in the North and the South Bank of the Humber Estuary. The seaward limit of the Authority’s jurisdiction currently stretches to 6 nautical miles.

What do we use the information for?

We process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Issuing fishing permits
  • Collecting fisheries catch and effort data
  • Providing up to date information on our activities
  • Enforcement and compliance of fisheries regulations
  • Recruitment and selection of staff
  • Supporting our Authority members.

What information do we hold and use?

We collect and process the following information:

  • Personal information such as names, addresses, dates of birth and contact details including email addresses and contact telephone numbers
  • Catch and effort data by vessel and PLN (official Port Letters and Number)
  • Positional information relating to vessel and PLN

On what grounds do we use the information?

NEIFCA has a legal duty to manage the sustainable exploitation of sea fisheries resources within its district. These are set out in the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The Authority cannot deliver this duty without processing personal data.

How do we collect the information?

The information is provided directly from the public via application forms and fisheries inspection reports or gathered directly from officers working on the ground.

Who do we share your information with?

Personal data is only shared with other statutory agencies and organisations for the prevention and or detection of crime, or with the Marine Management Organisation in accordance with the provisions of a joint data sharing agreement. . 

How long do we store information and is it secure?

NEIFCA has a retention schedule in place to ensure that information is only held for as long as it is needed. For information on how long your information will be held please email:  

What rights do you have?

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) individuals have the right to control the information held about them and how it is used.  The rights that you have, depend upon the grounds upon which your information is collected.

All of the rights you could have can be found by emailing: .

In most cases, people who have been involved with NEIFCA will have the following rights:

  • The right of access - You are entitled to see the information we hold about you and can request a copy by emailing us at .
  • The right to rectification - If you believe any information we hold about you to be incorrect, please email  and we will amend the information accordingly.
  • The right to erasure/ right to be forgotten – You have the right to request erasure of your personal information. If you wish to make such a request you should email   which will be considered against the original grounds upon which your information was collected.
  • The right to restrict processing - Should you wish NEIFCA to limit how we use your data please email  with the reason for your request. 
  • The right to data portability - Any transfer of personal data under this right would not take place without your consent. 
  • The right to object - In addition to the right to limit the use of your data, you also have a right to object to the use of your data for certain actions.

Should you exercise your right to object, it will not limit the information you receive from NEIFCA, as we may still be required by law to provide you with certain information. In cases such as this, NEIFCA will take appropriate steps to ensure your request is complied with but that it also fulfils any legal obligation it has to provide you with information or supply services.

Where can I find out more?

If you want to know more about how NEIFCA uses information, your rights or have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, we request that you raise your concern with us in the first instance; please email .

Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Access to Information

We are committed to promoting and actively developing a culture of openness, transparency, and accountability embodied in the various access to information legislation.

This refers to the general right of access that the public has to the information held by us and other public authorities. Rights of access to environmental information exist under the  Environmental Information Regulations 2004 . Requests for other types of information are dealt with under the  Freedom of Information Act 2000 .

Privacy and Cookie Information

To view our privacy and cookie information policies please visit the  East Riding of Yorkshire Council's privacy page (external council website) .

Terms and Conditions

Using our website

Our website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these terms and conditions that take effect from the date of first use.

Our logo

Please contact us for terms and conditions for use of the logo if you wish to use the logo on your own website or in a publication.

Linking to the North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority website

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site.

However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. Our pages must load into the user's entire window.

Links to third-party websites

We are not responsible for the contents or reliability of linked websites and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur while using material derived from this website.


The website and material relating to government information, products and services (or to third party information, products, and services), is provided as-is, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, and accuracy.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority website.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


Unless otherwise stated, North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority owns the copyright for all material on this site.

Permitted use

Visitors to the website have permission to access this copyrighted material and to download it onto electronic, optical or similar storage media provided that such activities are for private research, study or in-house use only.

Restricted use

Visitors to this website must not copy, distribute or publish any of the copyrighted material taken from this website. Any use of the material other than that permitted above requires our formal permission. Applications can be sent to:

North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority
Town Hall
East Riding of Yorkshire
YO16 4LP


Get in touch with us

Have you got a question? Use the form here to ask us, or contact us directly using our details below.

01482 393515

Town Hall,
Quay Road,
YO16 4LP

© Copyright 2024 North Eastern IFCAWeb Design By Toolkit Websites