Fixed and Drift Nets (Salmonid Protection) Byelaw 2021

Notice is hereby given: Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (Cornwall IFCA) intends to apply to the Minister for the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for the confirmation of the Fixed and Drift Nets (Salmonid Protection) Byelaw 2021.

Byelaw: The Fixed and Drift Nets (Salmonid Protection) Byelaw 2021 has been proposed to provide protection to salmon and sea trout from accidental bycatch in both fixed and drift nets which are used in coastal waters to target sea fish species. The new byelaw will restrict, and in some cases, prohibit the use of fixed and drift nets in specific areas around the Cornish coastline.

A full text of the above Byelaw can be requested by email, by letter or by phone and may be viewed by appointment at the Cornwall IFCA office, address below. Copies are also available via the Cornwall IFCA website at

Any person wishing to object or comment must make representations no later than 23:59 on the 11 November 2021, in writing to both the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and Cornwall IFCA at the following addresses:

MMO: Marine Conservation and Enforcement Team, Marine ESS Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7YH RE


Cornwall IFCA: Chief Officer, Cornwall IFCA, Office 2, Chi Gallos, Hayle Marine Renewables Park, North Quay, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4DD.



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