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Byelaw Formal Consultation

Neifca consultation

North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

Formal Consultation has now commenced on five new byelaw regulations. The main provisions of the regulations are summarised as follows:

XXIII - Method and Area of Fishing (Fixed Netting) Byelaw 2016

This proposed byelaw sets provisions for the management of fixed netting throughout the Authority's district. The provisions include seasonal requirements for the setting of fixed nets, closed areas, standardised marking of gear, revisions to the Authority's intertidal and sub-tidal permitting schemes and a new restricted area covering Filey and Flamborough Head.

XVIII Method and Area of Fishing (Fixed Netting) Byelaw 2016 (pdf 165kb opens in a new window)

XVIII Method and Area Fishing (Fixed Netting) 2016 RIA (pdf 1MB opens in a new window)


XXII - Shellfish Permit Byelaw 2016

This proposed byelaw sets requirements and conditions for both commercial and recreational shellfish permits within the Authority's district. Provisions include standardised marking of gear and a reduction in the permitted number of recreational pots from 10 to 5.

XXII Shellfish Permit Byelaw 2016 (pdf 157kb opens in anew window)

XXII Shellfish Permit Byelaw 2016 RIA (pdf 796kb opens in a new window)


XXIX - Humber Estuary Fishing Byelaw

This proposed byelaw sets out a new permitting scheme for trawling within the Humber Estuary and includes the designation of a prohibited area to protect seagrass.

XXIX Humber Estuary Fishing Byelaw 2016 (pdf 120kb opens in a new window)

XXIX Humber Estuary Fishing Byelaw 2016 RIA (pdf 920kb opens in a new window)


XXX Automatic Identification System Byelaw 2016

This proposed byelaw requires that all vessels fishing for commercial gain must maintain and operate a fully functioning AIS whilst fishing or underway within the Authority's district.

XXX Automatic Identification System Byelaw 2016 (pdf 139kb opens in a new window)

XXX Automatic Identification System Byelaw 2016 RIA (pdf 796kb opens in a new window)


XXXI Catch Returns Byelaw 2016

This proposed byelaw requires that any commercial fishing vessel or person fishing for commercial gain within the Authority's district must complete and submit a monthly catch and effort return.

XXXI Catch Return Byelaw 2016 (pdf 140kb opens in anew window)

XXXI Catch Return Byelaw 2016 RIA (pdf xxxkb opens in a new window)


Any persons who wishes to object to the confirmation of these byelaws 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)