Marine And Coastal Access Act 2009

Bottom towed fishing gear (prohibited areas) byelaw 2024

Notice is hereby given: The Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends to apply to the Minister for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for confirmation of a Bottom Towed Fishing Gear (Prohibited Areas) Byelaw 2024. The purpose of this byelaw is to prohibit the use of bottom towed fishing gear in specified areas to protect the designated features of those areas and therefore prevent damage to or deterioration of the sites.

During the period of 28 days from the date of the publication of this Notice a copy of the Byelaw and Impact Assessment will be deposited at the offices of the applicant, at the address given below and at

Objections or representations concerning this notification should be made within 18 days of the date of this notice to both addresses given below:

Marine Conservation and Enforcement Team
Marine Management Organisation
Lancaster House
Hampshire Court
Newcastle upon Tyne


Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority
Paragon House
Albert Street
CT11 9HD


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