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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 Brightlingsea and Ramsgate are closed for public access and we ask that people make contact via telephone (01843) 585310 or email with any urgent enquires.

Whelk permit holders have been written to to explain how to obtain new permit and tags for the fishery. All applications must be made by email to or posted to the Ramsgate office. The permits will be processed and these and the tags will be posted to you.

IFCOs will continue to patrol the coast and engage with fishermen and stakeholders. Officers will be following the latest government advice in relation to minimising the spread of the Coronavirus, which may mean officers need to carry out their work in alternative ways.