Call for Applications to Become Members of IFCAs


The MMO is recruiting candidates to take on voluntary roles as general members for one of five Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) around England, helping to shape the management of their local inshore area.

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2021.

IFCAs seeking members include:

Northumberland IFCA

Three new general members are required who are willing to support NIFCA and positively embrace the challenges that new legislation and fishing plans will bring. Applications are welcome from all sectors but we especially welcome applications from those in the commercial and recreational fishing communities.

North Eastern IFCA

Require two general members and invite applications from all sectors but particularly encourage applications from commercial fishing operators with experience in working both static and mobile fishing gears on inshore grounds.

Kent & Essex IFCA

Welcome applications from anyone with a willingness to engage with the IFCA in their work in undertaking the management of fisheries within their district. In particular applications are encouraged from the recreational angling sector and active commercial fishermen.

Cornwall IFCA

Welcome applications from all sectors but to reflect the balance and needs of the IFCA would particularly welcome applicants with experience and knowledge of the recreational fishing and marine environment sector.

Southern IFCA

Welcomes applications from candidates with a scientific background within the marine environment and working knowledge of the IFCA district.

Further information and application forms are available here.