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Consultation on Managing Quota in 2023 and Beyond

05/08/2022

In this consultation Defra set out options for future distribution of additional quota from 2023. This consultation is an opportunity for you to help shape and influence quota policy in the UK for 2023 and beyond, and builds upon previous engagement with industry. 

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Advancing Knowledge Award

05/08/2022

Advancing Knowledge Award

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UK Gear Forum

05/08/2022

The AIFCA has accepted a position on the UK Gear Forum. The UK Gear Forum discusses and advance sustainability (economic, environmental and social) in all (mobile and static) wild capture fisheries, through the lens of selective gear innovations. The Forum’s work programme will be guided by four principles: · Principle 1 - Bycatch: gear innovations which minimise bycatch. Principle 2 – Minimising seabed impacts: gear innovations which advance the elimination of benthic impacts and/or sedimentary carbon disturbance. Principle 3 - Net-zero transition: gear innovations which advance greater energy efficiency in wild capture fisheries. Principle 4 – Production and use of fishing gears: innovations which advance the sustainable production and use of fishing gears.

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Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships (FISP) scheme

05/08/2022

Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships (FISP) scheme

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Consultation on Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) – Defra

06/07/2022

Defra have launched a 3 month consultation on HPMA which can be accessed here. This includes the candidate sites, Allonby Bay in Cumbria and Lindisfarne, Northumberland. A factsheet is provided in relation to each site. Defra are planning public meetings in relation to each site. Interested parties are encouraged to respond to the consultation.

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ENDS Releases Power List: Top 100 Most Influential Environmental Professionals

18/05/2022

ENDS today published the inaugural Power List of the Top 100 Most Influential Environmental Professionals that have made the greatest impact in the past two years. 

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Fisheries and Protected Areas: All Party Parliamentary Group Event

16/05/2022

The Fisheries APPG held a “Fisheries and Protected Areas” event, where members heard from speakers from a range of organisations, including the AIFCA, who offered their insights into how the fisheries sector and implementers of marine protected areas can work together constructively, ensuring positive outcomes for fisheries stock sustainability and fishing communities. 

Attendees heard from:

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AIFCA is recruiting

16/05/2022

The Association is the national voice of IFCAs working with 10 regional committees to support, promote and improve.

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Towards Regional Inshore Fisheries Management Plans

07/02/2022

Opportunities for Change.

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IFCA Funding

20/01/2022

At the annual Coastal Futures Conference many speakers and members of the audience have raised questions about IFCA funding. Here the Association of IFCAs, the national voice of the IFCAs in England provides an overview of the funding arrangements for IFCAs and some of the key challenges that the ten IFCAs in England face. 

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Exciting opportunity to manage inshore fisheries and conservation (IFCA)

04/01/2022

There are several current and upcoming general member vacancies in the ten regional IFCAs across England. The Marine Management Organisation is seeking to appoint to fill current vacancies and create a reserve list for upcoming vacancies.

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Evaluation of the Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities

22/10/2021

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.

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'Fisherman of the Year' landed for IFCA collaboration

18/10/2021

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. 

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Defra Calls for Evidence - Scallop Management

21/07/2021

DEFRA CALLS FOR EVIDENCE

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The Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities Celebrate 10 years on World Ocean Day with Conference and Survey Findings

08/06/2021

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.

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Record Fines Imposed for Inshore Scallop Dredging Offences off the Yorkshire Coast

12/04/2021

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.

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IFCAs appoint new National Lead Training Officer

09/02/2021

IFCAs appoint new National Lead Training Officer 

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IFCAs fisheries enforcement presence

07/01/2021

IFCAs fisheries enforcement presence.

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Brexit Deal & support for coastal communities

31/12/2020

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.

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Fines and forfeiture of fishing gear for visiting illegal net fishers in Southampton Water’s Bass Nursery Area

21/10/2020

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