NEIFCA Legislation and Byelaws

North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NEIFCA) Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officers (IFCs) enforce a wide range of legislation including United Kingdom, European and local Byelaw regulations, throughout the Authority’s jurisdiction. A cross warranting programme is also in place with the Environment Agency enabling Officers to enforce a wide range of freshwater fisheries regulations.

We have broken down the national and european legislation and byelaws into seperate pages:

View UK Legislation

View European Legislation 

Byelaw Regulations

Emergency Byelaws


Seized Gear Notice

For more information

For Further information and/or advice on any fisheries legislation please contact the Chief IFC officer through the Contact Us page.