MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009
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
Bottom Towed Fishing Gear Byelaw 2023
The byelaw manages the use of Bottom Towed Fishing Gear (BTFG) in Marine Protected Areas in the Southern IFC District via spatial prohibitions. The BTFG Byelaw 2023 provides an update to the existing spatial prohibitions currently managed under the existing BTFG 2016 Byelaw.
A full text of the above byelaw, associated maps, a Management Intentions Document and the associated Impact Assessment can be viewed on the Authority’s website at www.southern-ifca.gov.uk. Alternatively inspected at, or obtained from Southern IFCA, Unit 3, Holes Bay Park, Sterte Avenue West, Poole, Dorset BH15 2AA.
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 email@example.com).