Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the above legislation, Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NIFCA) intends to apply to the Minister for the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs for confirmation of the “Dredges” (2021) byelaw which was made by NIFCA on 25th October 2021. The byelaw confirms a prohibition throughout the Authority District of the use of a dredge for exploitation of sea fisheries resources and a fishing vessel registered in accordance with Part II of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (C21) and the regulations made under that Act transiting through the district must have all dredges on board lashed and stowed.

Upon the Dredges (2021) byelaw being confirmed by the Minister and coming into legal effect, the current Byelaw 2 Dredges will be revoked.

A full text of the byelaw and associated Impact Assessment can be inspected at or obtained from Northumberland IFCA offices: 8 Ennerdale Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 4RT or telephone no. 01670 797 676 and viewed on the Authority website at www.

Any person wishing to object to or comment on the confirmation of the above byelaw must make representations in writing before 7th January 2022 to the Marine Conservation & Enforcement Team, Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7YH or: and must send a copy of such written representation to the Chief Executive at Northumberland Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority at 8 Ennerdale Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 4RT or nifca@


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