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2018-2022 DEFRA Call for Evidence on Kent and Essex IFCA Conduct and Operations

27th February 2024

The Marine and Coastal Access Act (2009) requires the Secretary of State to lay a report before Parliament on the ‘conduct and operation’ of the IFCAs as soon as reasonably practical after the end of every four-year period. The third report is now due and will cover from 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2022.
There are two ways that stakeholders and members of the public can share their views:
A targeted Qualtrics survey designed for individuals that are most knowledgeable about the IFCAs including: recreational anglers, inshore fishers, IFCA General Members, local government Councillors, Arm’s Length Body employees, academics and members of Non-Governmental Organisations. The survey is anonymous and can be accessed using the following link

An online Citizen Space survey for members of the public and representatives of organisations. This is available via the following link:

Both methods are now open and will close on 22 April 2024.