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NIFCA welcomes new Chair

NIFCA welcomes new Chair

Northumberland’s coastal management responsible for marine conservation and sustainable fishing practices has appointed Amelia Henderson as its new chair to replace Les Weller who has retired. Amelia is a respected recreational angler and staunch advocate for marine conservation. She has been a volunteer member of NIFCA since 2022 and is Secretary of the Bedlington Sea Angling Club. She brings a...

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Les Weller Retires

Les Weller Retires

After 15 years at the helm, Les Weller, Chair of the Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NIFCA), has announced his retirement. Les leaves behind a legacy of unwavering dedication to sustainable fisheries management and the preservation of marine ecosystems. His departure marks the end of an era characterised by tireless advocacy and impactful IFCA leadership. A former...

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Young Fishermen Network

Young Fishermen Network

A Young Fishermen Network has been launched in Cornwall with the objectives to connect similar like-minded fishermen, highlight the value of fishing as a career and organise fishing based social events online or in person. The link to the network is here.

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Fishers of the Future

Fishers of the Future

Fishers in all 22 coastal EU Member States have been consulted on behalf of The European Commission to define who fishers are, how they live, and what drives them. The second phase of the project will focus on collecting feedback from a broad range of stakeholders on...

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Beware Japanese Oyster Drill

Beware Japanese Oyster Drill

Following an egg case sighting in East Sussex in January 2024 no further evidence of the species was found but Cefas is asking the industry to remain vigilant for this species already established in northern Europe (France, Portugal, The Netherlands, and Denmark). It...

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it is only by leading, championing and managing a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries that we can be successful as an Association.

Tony Tomlinson MBE

Chairman, Association of IFCA