MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009
WHELK FISHERY FLEXIBLE PERMIT BYELAW 2020
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 Whelk Fishery Flexible Permit Byelaw 2020. The purpose of this byelaw is to provide protection against over exploitation of whelk stocks within the Authority’s district by prohibiting the setting of whelk pots without a permit and restricting the number of whelk pots that may be set. It also introduces a requirement to riddle the whelks which are caught to ensure that small whelks are returned to the seabed and specifies a minimum landing size of 53mm shell length with a 5% undersize tolerance. The flexible permit conditions of this byelaw will be reviewed by Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority at least every three years.
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 www.kentandessex-ifca.gov.uk.Objections or representations concerning this notification should be made within 28 days of the date of this notice to both addresses given below:
Marine Conservation and Enforcement Team
Marine Management Organisation
Newcastle upon Tyne
Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority Paragon House Albert Street Ramsgate Kent CT11 9HD or firstname.lastname@example.org