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Byelaw Consultation Open

Neifca consultation

Sections 155 & 156 Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the above Regulation, North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends to apply to the Minister for the Department for Environment Food and Rural affairs for confirmation of the following Byelaws:

BYELAW XXVI ‘Flamborough Head Fishing Byelaw’

This proposed byelaw sets provisions for the continuing management of demersal trawling activities within the Flamborough Head European Marine Site to protect chalk reef habitat and associated sub-features. The provisions include the specification of a prohibited trawling area, a special permitting scheme and a fishery closure clause. 

BYELAW XXIX ‘Humber Estuary Fishing Byelaw’

This proposed byelaw sets out provisions for the prohibition of certain fisheries activities within a specified area of the Humber Estuary European Marine Site to protect seagrass habitats. The listed activities include digging and fishing with trawls, fixed nets, pots, dredges or similar devices.

A full text of the above Byelaws can be inspected at, or obtained from North Eastern IFCA, Town Hall, Quay Road, Bridlington, YO16 4LP, Tel: 01482 393515, free of charge, or viewed on the Committee’s website at www.ne-ifca.gov.uk

Please note: Any person who wishes to object to the confirmation of this byelaw must send a statement of their objection in writing to the Marine Conservation and Enforcement Team, Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7YH (or IFCAbyelaws@marinemanagement.org.uk) and the North Eastern IFCA, Town Hall, Quay Road, Bridlington, YO16 4LP (or ne-ifca@eastriding.gov.uk) within 28 days of the publication of this notice.

Flamborough Byelaw Consultation 102013 (pdf 1mb opens in new window)

Flamborough RIA Consultation 102013 (pdf 12mb opens in new window)

Humber Byelaw Consultation 102013 (pdf 1mb opens in new window)

Humber RIA Consultation 102013 (pdf 11mb opens in new window)