• TIFCA potting byelaw open to consultation

    TIFCA potting byelaw open to consultation

    18th April 2022

    The Southern IFCA (SIFCA) has opened a consultation on the new potting byelaw that will require all pots in the district – both hobby pots and those fished from commercial fishing vessels – to carry a tag. Under the proposals,…

  • Poole fisherman fined over £16,000

    Poole fisherman fined over £16,000

    7th February 2022

    Bodycam footage (pictured above) taken by officers from the Southern IFCA was a key piece of evidence provided to Poole Magistrates’ Court at a hearing on 27 January. Geoffrey Bennett was found guilty of failing without reasonable excuse to comply…

  • New IFCA drone proves its worth

    New IFCA drone proves its worth

    17th December 2021

    SIFCA is pioneering a survey and enforcement tool with huge potential for improved monitoring of coastal habitats and fisheries, reports Andy Read Southern IFCA (SIFCA) took delivery of a new drone this autumn that is already proving invaluable, SIFCA deputy…


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