Byelaw Consultation

Neifca consultation

North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

Sections 155 and 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 Byelaw:

BYELAW XXVIII 'Crustacea Conservation Byelaw'

This Byelaw contains one fundamental amendment to that previously advertised.  The following amendment has been made in response to comments and objections received during the statutory consultation period:

The proposed seasonal prohibition on landing egg bearing lobsters between June and September has been removed.

A full text of the above Byelaw can be inspected at, or obtained free of charge from the following address:

North Eastern IFCA
Town Hall
Quay Road
YO16 4LP

Tel: (01482) 393515

Any person who wishes to object to the confirmation of this byelaw must send a statement of their objection in writing to the following address within 28 days of the publication of this notice:

Marine Conservation and Enforcement Team
Marine Management Organisation
Lancaster House
Hampshire Court
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE4 7YH 


and the

North Eastern IFCA
Town Hall, Quay Road
YO16 4LP


You can read more about the conservation regulations in the documents below:

NEIFCA Crustacea Conservation Regulation (pdf 190kb opens in new window)

Crustacea Conservation Byelaw RIA (pdf 724kb opens in new window)

(Please note that objections will only be considered in relation to the additional amendment detailed)