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Byelaw Consultation

Neifca consultation

North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

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 XXX ‘Automatic Identification System Byelaw 2016’

Since this Byelaw was originally advertised for consultation on 22 December 2016 the supporting Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) has been amended to cover potential regulatory duplication with the potential development and implementation of a national inshore vessel monitoring system (I-VMS) in England.

BYELAW XXVIII ‘Crustacea Conservation Byelaw 2018’

This proposed byelaw sets provisions for the management and conservation of crab and lobster stocks throughout the Authority’s district. As well as including all existing current management measures the new byelaw regulation will also set a new standard maximum vessel size limit of 10m overall length for pot fishing inside the 3 mile limit across the district with a ‘sunset’ provision protecting historical rights, protection for egg bearing lobsters, mutilated lobsters, a new prohibition on taking soft shelled lobster, a maximum pot frame size and inclusion of existing protections for ‘v’ notched lobsters.  

A full text of the above byelaws and supporting RIAs  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 Authority’s website at www.ne-ifca.gov.uk

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.

NEIFCA Automatic Identification System Byelaw (pdf 120kb)

NEIFCA Automatic Identification System - Impact Assessment (pdf 120kb)

NEIFCA Crustacea Conservation 2018 Byelaw (pdf 61kb)

NEIFCA Impact Assessment Template (pdf 129kb)