Informal Consultation – Eastern IFCA Closed Areas Byelaw 2021


Eastern IFCA are consulting with fishermen to gather information on fishing activity to inform the development of the Closed Areas Byelaw 2021.

EIFCA is seeking information on the levels of fishing activity in the areas under consideration for management to understand the impact that any new measures may have.

The Lincolnshire Coast

It is investigating the need for closures to bottom-towed gear in the inshore section of the Inner Dowsing, Race Bank and North Ridge Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

North Norfolk Coast, Cromer Shoal Chalk Beds Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ)

It is investigating the need to restrict netting activity (fixed nets and drift nets) within the zone.

The consultation closes at midday 28th June 2021.

More information about this consultation can be found here.