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Kent & Essex IFCA – Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer

Kent & Essex IFCA – Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer

Could you protect the waters around the Kent & Essex coast – including marine habitats and fish stocks - by enforcing key legislation? Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer Salary: KR7/8 (£25,864 to £33,722 incl. 10% anti-social uplift) Location: Ramsgate, Kent About the role In this varied role, you’ll tackle a range of work centred on marine enforcement at sea and on land. Day-to-day,...

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Kent & Essex IFCA – Cockle Officer

Kent & Essex IFCA – Cockle Officer

Are you passionate about marine conservation and sustainable fisheries? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a love for the coastal environment? This role offers a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the coastal environment and the livelihoods of local fishermen working within this world class MSC accredited cockle fishery. KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY...

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Could you be a IFCA General Member?

Could you be a IFCA General Member?

The MMO has been given responsibility by Defra to manage the process of making appointments of General Members to IFCA Committees. The MMO operates a rolling campaign for the recruitment of IFCA General Members, which will be open to receiving applications for all...

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Kent and Essex IFCA Information Sheets

Kent and Essex IFCA Information Sheets

Kent and Essex IFCA has developed a number of stickers and information sheets that can be used by both commercial and recreational fishermen to check they are landing sizeable fish. If you would like one of these free stickers or information sheets please contact...

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Northumberland IFCA Summer Placement

Northumberland IFCA Summer Placement

Northumberland IFCA offers a summer placement for four to six weeks July to September, Successful applicants work on the delivery of individual projects directly informing inshore fisheries management as part of NIFCA’s ongoing duties. Applications open in April....

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Eastern Marine Plan: Have your say

Eastern Marine Plan: Have your say

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is inviting those interested to have their say in the East Marine Plan Statement of Public Participation (SPP) consultation. The SSP consultation goes live on 15 January, closing 12 February 2024.  More information about the...

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Isles of Scilly working with Universities

Isles of Scilly working with Universities

The Isles of Scilly IFCA has been working with fishermen to gather data on fish, lobster, crab and crawfish stock health and working in collaboration with the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth on research projects. The FISH INTEL acoustic tracking project came to an...

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Reporting Lost Fishing Gear

Reporting Lost Fishing Gear

Ghost Fishing UK is a registered charity of volunteer scuba divers, trained in surveying and removing lost fishing gear from UK waters. If you, your vessel or you know of any lost fishing gear (pots, nets, ropes etc) that you cannot retrieve, please report it to Ghost...

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Coastal Futures 2024

Coastal Futures 2024

Coastal Futures 2024 (January 24 - 25, London) is the UK’s leading conference for coastal and marine practitioners talking about an inclusive future for our seas. It provides a comprehensive annual review and pointer to future trends for coastal and marine...

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I-VMS Deadline 30 November

I-VMS Deadline 30 November

The deadline is 30 November for fishers to claim a fund to install an Inshore Vessel Monitoring System. The roll-out plan saw installation engineers available in fishers’ home ports for set periods, starting in ports with the highest numbers of registered vessels. 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