Public Notice (Southern IFCA): Notice of intention to apply for Minimum Conservation Reference Size Byelaw

Soutern IFCA LogoMARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009

SECTION 155 & 156

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the above Regulation, Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends to apply to the Minister for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for the confirmation of the following byelaw:

Minimum Conservation Reference Size Byelaw

The byelaw prevents the removal of fish and shellfish species below a certain size by all fishers to manage the sustainable exploitation of sea fisheries resources in the Southern IFC District.

A full text of the above byelaw and associated impact assessment can be obtained from Southern IFCA, Unit 3, Holes Bay Park, Sterte Avenue West, Poole, Dorset BH15 2AA or viewed on the Authority’s website at www.southern-ifca.gov.uk

Any person wishing to object to the confirmation of the above byelaw must send a statement of objection in writing to:

Marine Conservation and Enforcement Team, Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 7YH (or IFCAbyelaws@marinemanagement.org.uk) within 28 days of the publication of this notice and must send a copy of this statement to the CEO at Southern IFCA, Unit 3, Holes Bay Park, Sterte Avenue West, Poole, Dorset BH15 2AA (or enquiries@southern-ifca.gov.uk)

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