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Kent & Essex IFCA

The district of Kent & Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (K&EIFCA) contains some of the most attractive, productive and intensively used coastal waters in the UK; from the small picturesque harbours of Whitstable, Leigh and West Mersea to the major industrial ports of Harwich, London and Dover.

This marine environment includes unique features such as the Essex mud flats and marshes, offshore sandbanks, the Kent chalk cliffs and cobble beaches all of which contain a fascinating array of habitats and species. K&EIFCA has been created to sustainably manage local inshore fisheries resources and protect this diverse marine environment..

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Statutory Consultation period for Thames Estuary Cockle Fishery Order 2024

Since the 17 September 2021 Kent and Essex IFCA has engaged in a detailed process to review and develop future cockle management in the KEIFCA distric...

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