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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 (IFCAs). The report must be laid before Parliament and will cover the period to the end of August 2014.

Defra are now consulting with interested parties to ask them to provide it with evidence to help them to understand how each individual IFCA has worked to meet its duties and/or demonstrated the local leadership that might be expected of a statutory regulator.

Defra officials will attend and talk about this call for evidence and the report making process at scheduled quarterly meetings of each IFCA during April, May and June 2014 (KEIFCA's next quarterly meeting is 20 May 2014). This process will be publicised further in Fishing Focus magazine:

If you wish to take part in this process then the consultation document can be accessed on

The closing date is Friday 1 August 2014.