The Association of IFCAs is the representative body for the ten IFCAs in England. The Association welcomes the ‘Evaluation of the Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities commissioned by Defra’ which has recently been published.
Tommy Russell Chairman of the Poole and District Fishermans Association and Poole Harbour Commissioner has won 'Fisherman of the Year' for his work with Southern IFCA in achieving Marine Stewardship Council accredition for the Poole Harbour Clam and Cockle fishery.
DEFRA CALLS FOR EVIDENCE
The Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities Celebrate 10 years on World Ocean Day with Conference and Survey Findings
The Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (A-IFCA) is marking World Ocean Day this year (June 8th) with its own celebration of the work of the members of the Authorities in the 10 years since they were formed.
The online conference will focus on the achievements of the IFCAs over the past 10 years and the key issues and opportunities for the management of inshore fisheries and conservation in England.
The North Eastern Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (NEIFCA) has successfully prosecuted the owner and master of the scallop dredging vessel, Star of Annan OB 50 and the owner of scallop dredging vessel Qvarl BM 29 for multiple breaches of local scallop dredging regulations and national fisheries legislation, detected off the Yorkshire coast.
IFCAs appoint new National Lead Training Officer
IFCAs fisheries enforcement presence.
The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a resurgence in the demand for local fish. Building upon this momentum we can support the fishing industry to reconnect our coastal communities and support our inshore fleet by consuming more of their catches.
Fines and forfeiture of fishing gear for visiting illegal net fishers in Southampton Water’s Bass Nursery Area
The Association of IFCAs (AIFCA) has appointed Robert Clark to the Associations new role of Chief Officer. Robert joins the AIFCAs from the Southern IFCA, where he was Chief Executive Officer
Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) updates for the Inshore Fishing Community
Minister George Eustice announced the extension of Defra “new burdens” funding for the ten Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities until 2020 (the next comprehensive spending review) This funding has already been in place for 5 years, but before this announcement it was not guaranteed beyond March 2016.