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NEIFCA Surgeries - February

Finfish Tender
   

As you may be aware North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NEIFCA) has identified pot limitation as an appropriate management tool to service the increasing effort within the Authority’s district. Since 2006 we have held a series of consultations regarding the sustainable management of our regions crustacea fisheries and during these meetings pot limitation received broad support from industry members.

NEIFCA is looking to open specific discussions about the possible impacts of a pot limitation and has identified two initial scenarios for your consideration and discussion;

1.      Track records from DEFRA returns over the 2009-2012 period could be reviewed to provide a baseline of effort, where operators will be entitled to their maximum monthly pots set over this period, minus 10%.

2.      Track records from DEFRA returns over the 2009-2012 period could be reviewed to provide a baseline of effort, where operators will be entitled to their maximum monthly pots set over this period, up to a maximum of 800 pots.

NEIFCA is hosting a series of ‘surgeries’ to discuss the potential impacts of these pot limitation scenarios on individual commercial fishing operations and  at the request of several industry members we have decided to structure the consultation as ‘one-to-one’ 25 minute meetings. 

Officers have identified four venues where they will provisionally spend one day on location (increasing subject to demand):

 

SURGERY LOCATIONS
 DATE TOWN VENUE  TIME
 25/02/2013  Hornsea Hornsea Rescue
The Boat House
Burton Rd
Hornsea
HU18 1TJ

 10am - 6pm

 26/02/2013  Bridlington Rags Restaurant
South Pier
Bridlington
YO15 3AN

 10am - 6pm

 27/02/2013  Whitby Sea Change Community Trust
Green Lane Centre
Green Lane
Whitby
Y022 4EH

 10am - 6pm

 28/02/2013  Hartlepool The Borough Hall
Middlegate
Hartlepool
TS24 0JD 

 10am - 6pm

 

Commercial shellfish permit holders and merchants are invited to either pre-book a meeting at a specified time by contacting 01482 393515, or to drop in on the day and wait for a vacant slot.    We expect significant demand for these sessions so cannot guarantee a meeting without pre-booking.  Sessions will begin at 10:00am and close at 6:00pm.