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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:

Net Fishing Byelaw

The byelaw manages fishing with nets in the Southern IFC District through the introduction of Net Prohibition Areas, Net Restriction Areas and Net Permit Areas. The byelaw also requires all fishers in the District to mark their nets at each end using a marker buoy that clearly identifies the vessel using that net.

A full text of the above byelaw, maps of management areas and the associated impact assessment can be inspected at, or 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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