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Here is all the latest news at Kent & Essex IFCA. Click on any of news item to see the full details.

Kent & Essex IFCA Annual Return 2020/2021

28th May 2021

Each year the smaller authority's Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller ...

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Formal Consultation - Whelk Fishery Flexible Permit Byelaw 2020

1st December 2020

Formal Consultation - Whelk Fishery Flexible Permit Byelaw 2020On 30 November 2020 Kent & Essex IFCA agreed to make a Whelk Fishery Flexible Permit By...

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Notice of conclusion of audit

16th July 2020

The audit of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 has been concluded and the accounts have been published. The Annual Return is available for ins...

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What you need to know to sell commercially caught fish

23rd April 2020

The MMO have produced a useful guide which explains the process for selling commercially caught fishhttps://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governmen...

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Covid-19 Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) updates for the Inshore Fishing Comm

26th March 2020

The Covid-19 situation is ever changing here in the UK and it is very important that everyone is aware of the latest advice from the UK Government and...

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Covid-19 - closure of offices

19th March 2020

Kent & Essex IFCA are working hard to maintain essential services whilst protecting our own workforce during this very uncertain time. Our offices in ...

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Formal Consultation - Minimum Sizes Byelaw

18th February 2020

Formal Consultation - Minimum Sizes ByelawKent & Essex IFCA is undertaking a formal consultation for the Minimum Sizes Byelaw. This byelaw intends to ...

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BASS FISHING

4th November 2019

Council Regulation (EU) 2020/123 for TACs & Quotas was released on 27 January 2020, specifying quotas for all stocks and introducing new bass regulati...

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NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT

29th October 2019

The audit of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 has been concluded and the accounts have been published. The Annual Return is available for ins...

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Consultation on Vessel Length and Towed Fishing Gear Engine Power Byelaw

20th September 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends to apply to the Secretary of State for Environment...

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FISH, MOLLUSC AND CRUSTACEA MINIMUM SIZE EMERGENCY BYELAW 2019

13th August 2019

Kent and Essex IFCA has, in conjunction with Northumberland, North Eastern and Eastern IFCAs, made an emergency byelaw in relation to the minimum cons...

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Notice of conclusion of audit

6th February 2019

The audit of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018 has been concluded and the accounts have been published. The Annual Return is available for ins...

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New Bass regulations

1st October 2018

The European Union has announced an amendment to Council Regulation (EU) 2018/120 as regards fishing opportunities for European seabass.From 1 October...

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DEFRA REPORT TO PARLIAMENT ABOUT THE CONDUCT OF IFCAS

25th July 2018

The Defra Secretary of State has a statutory obligation under the Marine and Coastal Access Act (MACCA) 2009 to prepare a report into the conduct and ...

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Consultation Process for Blackwater, Crouch, Roach and Colne Estuaries Marine Conservation Zone Nati

23rd May 2018

Notice is hereby given that the Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends to apply to the Secretary of State for Environment...

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ANNUAL RETURN 31 MARCH 2018

14th May 2018

Each year Kent & Essex IFCA's annual return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission. Any person interested has t...

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New byelaw - Margate and Long Sands SCI

15th February 2018

The Bottom Towed Fishing Gear (Prohibited Areas) Byelaw has been updated. From 1 February 2018 the prohibited areas within this byelaw now include Pan...

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Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Incidents

29th January 2018

Low level of risk to beach users and their pets, although simple precautions are recommendedNo risk to people or pets from seawaterLatest testing on s...

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Native Oyster Permit Byelaw Consultation

20th September 2017

Since February 2017 Kent & Essex IFCA has been meeting with interested parties to seek views on the creation of a native oyster permit byelaw that wou...

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Annual return 31 March 2017

3rd May 2017

Each year Kent & Essex IFCA's annual return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission. Any person interested has t...

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CONSULTATION PROCESS FOR BOTTOM TOWED FISHING GEAR (PROHIBITED AREAS) BYELAW 2017

25th January 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: The Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends to apply to the Minister for the Department for Enviro...

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5 year Strategic Evidence Plan

3rd January 2017

KEIFCA has produced a strategic evidence plan that defines the direction of the Authority's research and evidence gathering activities and capabilitie...

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Formal consultation of MMO Margate and Long Sands European Marine Site (Specified Areas) Bottom Towe

1st November 2016

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently consulting on a new byelaw for Margate and Long Sands Site of Community Importance (SCI). The by...

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CONSULTATION PROCESS FOR ESSEX ESTUARIES BOTTOM TRAWLING (PROHIBITED AREAS) BYELAW

15th September 2016

MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009ESSEX ESTUARIES BOTTOM TRAWLING (PROHIBITED AREAS) BYELAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: The Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheri...

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THE RIVER STOUR FISHERY ORDER - SEVERAL ORDER APPLICATION BY WASH MUSSELS LIMITED

6th September 2016

A proposal for a trial mussel fishery in the River Stour (Suffolk/Essex border) is currently being considered in a second public consultation.Defra, t...

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New commercial and recreational fishing restrictions for Bass in 2016

16th March 2016

Throughout 2015 the European Commission has been working with member states and their scientific advisors on a range of measures to reduce bass fishin...

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Guilty verdict upheld on appeal for fishing with an over-powered vessel in KEIFCA district

5th February 2016

Mr. Terry Stimpson appeared in front of Basildon Crown Court on Thursday 4th February after appealing a guilty verdict of two counts of breaching a Ke...

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Consultation process for River Medway Nursery Area (Prohibition of Fishing) Byelaw

10th November 2015

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: The Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends to apply to the Minister for the Department for Enviro...

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River Medway Nursery Area (Prohibition of Fishing) Byelaw

3rd November 2015

Kent & Essex IFCA will be holding an extraordinary meeting on Friday 6 November for Members to make a new byelaw to protect fish populations, using th...

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Notice of conclusion of the audit and right to inspect the Annual Return

30th September 2015

The audit of accounts for Kent & Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority for the year ended 31 March 2015 has been concluded.The Annual Ret...

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Folkestone Pomerania Marine Conservation Zone

31st July 2015

The Secretary of State has signed a byelaw banning the use of bottom towed fishing gear in the Folkestone Pomerania Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ); th...

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Technical Panel meeting 27 July 2015

24th July 2015

Kent & Essex IFCA will be holding a Technical Panel meeting in the Kent Room at Gravesham Borough Council, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend on...

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Medway Nursery Area

23rd June 2015

KEIFCA are holding a meeting to discuss the introduction of a protected nursery area covering the saltmarsh and intertidal zone on the Isle of Grain s...

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Twitter

2nd June 2015

Kent and Essex IFCA are now on twitter.You can follow us @KentEssexIFCA ...

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Brightlingsea skipper found guilty on two counts of fishing with an over powered vessel.

27th April 2015

Mr. Terry Stimpson appeared in front of Basildon Magistrates Court on Wendesday 22nd April charged with two counts of breaching a Kent and Essex IFCA ...

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Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2015

24th April 2015

Each year Kent & Essex IFCA's annual return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission. Any person interested has t...

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IFCA enforcement continues

20th April 2015

IFCA EnforcementWe are aware of concerns about a short term reduction in enforcement powers available to Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority ...

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3 fish daily bag limit for Bass

7th April 2015

The European Commission has now implemented a 3 fish daily bag limit for bass for all recreational fishermen as part of a package of measures being de...

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Bottom Towed Fishing Gear (Prohibted Areas) Byelaw

12th March 2015

Notice is hereby given that the Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends to apply to the Secretary of State for Environment...

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River Stour Mussel Fishery Order 2015

9th March 2015

An application has been made to DEFRA by Wash Mussels Limited to be granted an exclusive right of mussel fishery under section 1 of the Sea Fisheries ...

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Technical Panel meeting - Sea Bass

27th February 2015

NOTICE is hereby given that a TECHNICAL PANEL meeting of the KENT AND ESSEX INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY will be held in the Council O...

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EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF KENT & ESSEX IFCA

23rd February 2015

An extraordinary meeting of Kent & Essex IFCA will be held on 6 March 2015 at 2pm at Gravesham Borough Council, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent to di...

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Meeting to discuss potential fisheries management options at Folkestone Pomerania MCZ, Dover to Deal

28th October 2014

A meeting will take place on Tuesday 4 November 2014 to discuss in detail the potential fisheries management options for the four MCZ sites/ potential...

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Blackwater, Crouch, Roach and Colne MCZ Oyster Restoration and Management

21st October 2014

Kent & Essex IFCA will be hosting the Blackwater, Crouch, Roach, and Colne MCZ Oyster restoration and management 2nd stakeholder workshop on 12th Nove...

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Cockle Fishery Flexible Permit Byelaw

30th September 2014

Notice is hereby given that the Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends to apply to the Secretary of State for Environment...

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Notice of conclusion of the audit and right to inspect the Annual Return

24th September 2014

The audit of accounts for Kent & Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority for the year ended 31 March 2014 has been concludedThe Annual Retu...

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Bellamy at Brightlingsea

24th July 2014

On the weekend of 26th and 27th David Bellamy and a host of other exxperts will be visiting Brightlingsea to share their knowledge of marine, saltmars...

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Joss Wiggins awarded MBE for services to Fishing and Conservation in the Thames Estuary

16th June 2014

Former Chief Officer Joss Wiggins achieved recognition for the work he has done to promote and develop sustainable and commercially viable fisheries w...

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Marine Conservation Zones: Opportunity to discuss candidate sites for the second tranche

5th June 2014

Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs), contribute to delivering an ecologically coherent network of Marine Protected Areas to achieve the Government's vi...

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Call for evidence : IFCA conduct and operation

23rd April 2014

Every four years, the Defra Secretary of State must prepare a report about the conduct and operation of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities...

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Notice of conclusion of the Audit and right to inspect the Annual Return

21st April 2014

The audit of accounts for Kent & Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority for the year ended 31 March 2014 has been concludedThe Annual Retu...

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Meeting to discuss development of Code of Conduct for cockle industry

27th March 2014

THAMES PERMIT COCKLE FISHERY - DEVELOPING A CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE COCKLE INDUSTRYWith the information and suggestions you have provided we have dev...

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THAMES COCKLE FISHERY -CODE OF PRACTICE

27th March 2014

FORMAL CONSULTATION - THAMES PERMIT COCKLE FISHERY - DEVELOPING A CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE COCKLE INDUSTRYIn 2010 Kent & Essex Sea Fisheries Committee...

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European Marine Sites Consultation

27th March 2014

Proposed new management measures for Thanet Coast Special Area of Conservation and Essex Estuaries Special Area of ConservationEuropean Marine Sites (...

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Whelk Fishery Permit Byelaw

27th March 2014

On 18 January 2013 Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (KEIFCA) Members met and approved the making of a Whelk Fishery Permit ...

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KEIFCA response to MCZ consultation

27th March 2014

In December 2012 Defra announced a consultation on proposals for the designation of a first tranche of MCZ's. Thirty sites have been announced in Engl...

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MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009 WHELK FISHERY PERMIT BYELAW

27th March 2014

Notice is hereby given that the Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends to apply to the Secretary of State for Environment...

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Draft Blackwater, Colne, Crouch and Roach Oyster Management Plan

27th March 2014

Scoping QuestionnaireThis questionnaire is intended to gather views and opinions regarding policy and options relating to future management of public ...

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Natural England

27th March 2014

Natural England is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Our purpos...

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Marine Management Organisation

27th March 2014

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has been established to make a significant contribution to sustainable development in the marine area and to ...

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Environment Agency

27th March 2014

The Environment Agency are an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.The...

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DEFRA

27th March 2014

DEFRA are the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues. Their priorities are to grow th...

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CEFAS

27th March 2014

Cefas - the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science - makes an important contribution to securing healthy and sustainable marine and...

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AIFCA

26th March 2014

The aim of the Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (The Association) is to assist and promote the regional IFCAs to ensure t...

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Incident Report

26th March 2014

If you would like to report an incident please complete the questionnaire here:INCIDENT REPORT FORM...

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Access to Information

26th March 2014

We are committed to promoting and actively developing a culture of openness, transparency and accountability embodied in the various access to informa...

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Customer Complaints

26th March 2014

We are committed to our customer charter and providing an exemplary service.If you are not satisfied with any aspect of our service we encourage you t...

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Customer Charter

26th March 2014

We are committed to being a transparent and accountable organisation, we want you to know what you can expect from us and the level of service we will...

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Limits of the District

26th March 2014

Kent & Essex IFCA district covers an area of over 3,412 km2, and extends from the east end of Rye Bay in Kent to the northern boundary of Essex on the...

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Long Term Strategy

26th March 2014

KEIFCA has produced a booklet outlining in general terms the approach over the next 5-8 years.Download the Long Term Strategy (10.2 Mb PDF)...

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Communication Strategy

26th March 2014

It is imperative that we are able to gather effective feedback from the communities which we serve. To this end KEIFCA have developed a communication ...

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Angling Strategy

26th March 2014

Currently in draft format, the angling strategy acts to highlight some of the key approaches that might affect the angling sector and to identify issu...

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Conservation Areas

26th March 2014

Over the coming months the Kent & Essex IFCA will be developing resources which describe in more detail the Marine Protected Areas in our district. In...

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Sea Angling 2012

26th March 2014

Information taken directly from CEFAS website (link provided below).Recreational sea angling is one of the country's most popular sports, with up to 2...

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