Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009Soutern IFCA Logo

Section 155 & 156

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:

Solent Dredge Permit Byelaw

This byelaw prohibits the use of a dredge by means of a vessel within the Solent unless authorised by a Category A or Category B permit. The permits are subject to specific conditions. The byelaw seeks to support the development of sustainable bivalve fisheries in the Solent.

A full text of the above byelaw, supporting papers (Access Policy and Management Intentions Document) and associated assessments can be inspected at, or obtained from Southern IFCA 64 Ashley Road, Poole, Dorset BH14 9BN or viewed on the Authority’s website at

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 within 28 days of the publication of this notice and must send a copy of this statement to the CEO at Southern IFCA, 64 Ashley Road, Poole, Dorset BH14 9BN (or


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