SUSSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY MARINE PROTECTED AREAS BYELAW 2023 REGULATORY NOTICE; MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009, SECTIONS 155 AND 156
Notice is hereby given that Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends to apply to the Minister for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to revoke the ‘Marine Protected Areas Byelaw 2017’ and to confirm the ‘Marine Protected Areas Byelaw 2023’.
The Marine Protected Areas Byelaw 2023 retains established management measures for four Marine Protected Areas through existing Schedules 1-4, but includes the addition of a fifth Schedule, relating solely to the area designated as Beachy Head East Marine Conservation Zone. The proposed Marine Protected Areas Byelaw 2023 Schedule 5 will protect sensitive species and habitats by introducing a zonal approach to managing fishing activities within Beachy Head East Marine Conservation Zone, including exclusion of ‘towed-gear’ from part of the site.
The full Byelaw, regulatory notice, impact assessment and information on the formal consultation drop in sessions can be found here: https://www.sussex-ifca.gov.uk/live-consultations
Any person wishing to comment; object or approve on the confirmation of the above byelaw and the provisions within Schedule 5 (the existing Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4 are not subject to change or consultation) must make representations in writing before Friday 6th October 2023 to:
Marine Conservation and Enforcement Team, Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7YH. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also send a copy of this representation marked ‘Byelaw Consultation’ to the Sussex IFCA, 12a Riverside Business Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6RE. Email: email@example.com
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