IFCA

  • A Day In The Life Of: NIFCA officer Andrew Boon

    A Day In The Life Of: NIFCA officer Andrew Boon

    18th August 2023

    Share a day in the life of NIFCA environmental inshore fisheries and conservation officer, Andrew Boon… “From a very young age, probably six or seven years old, I’ve always had a fascination with the sea. One day I turned round…

  • Devon and Severn IFCA to expand remote electronic monitoring trials

    Devon and Severn IFCA to expand remote electronic monitoring trials

    28th April 2023

    As discussions continue across many parts of the industry about the roll-out of remote electronic monitoring (REM), Devon and Severn IFCA (D&SIFCA) has confirmed that it has secured funds that will allow significant expansion of its own work with the…

  • Situations Vacant: IFCO Crew/Second Engineer

    Situations Vacant: IFCO Crew/Second Engineer

    7th March 2023

    £34,229 – £38,292 plus time plus one third for any hours worked between 6pm and 6am for average 42 hours per week. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to join our Offshore Team where your duties and responsibilities will…

  • Devon & Severn IFCA: ‘A rogue authority’

    Devon & Severn IFCA: ‘A rogue authority’

    20th October 2022

    Sarah Ready of NUTFA reflects on the overturned Devon & Servern IFCA case and the need to review other historic cases based on VMS data Devon and Severn IFCA has rightly been excoriated in Plymouth Crown Court for blindly continuing…

  • We don’t trust you!

    We don’t trust you!

    15th September 2022

    Research reveals breakdown in relations between fishermen and regulators Max Dixon. Masters student Max Dixon featured earlier this year in the pages of FN (Fishing News, 21 July, ‘Do you trust the institutions that govern UK fisheries?’), when he asked…

  • Divers welcome summer scallop opening

    Divers welcome summer scallop opening

    17th August 2022

    Devon and Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (D&SIFCA) has amended scallop diving permits issued to commercial divers to remove what has been until this year a three-month summer closed season. The move follows an extended dialogue between stakeholders and…

  • Fishing Within The Law: Enclosed space regulations onboard

    Fishing Within The Law: Enclosed space regulations onboard

    7th June 2022

    Solicitor and qualified fisher Jo Pummery shares inside information on how to navigate the regulations I don’t want to discourage you from reading this article by saying that the new 2022 regulations regarding entering and/ or working in enclosed spaces…

  • IFCAs: Managing the way ahead

    IFCAs: Managing the way ahead

    16th February 2022

    Last month, Tony Tomlinson, chairman of the Association of IFCAs, gave the following speech at a national policy forum about the growing number of issues that IFCAs are being tasked with, without a corresponding increase in resources. The conference bought…

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