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Thursday, 21 October 2021

MMO: FIXED AND DRIFT NETS (SALMONID PROTECTION) BYELAW 2021 FORMAL CONSULTATION





The proposed new byelaw will restrict, and in some cases, prohibit the use of fixed and drift nets in specific areas around the Cornish coastline.

FIXED AND DRIFT NETS (SALMONID PROTECTION) BYELAW 2021 FORMAL CONSULTATION

MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009

Notice is hereby given: Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) intends to apply to the Minister for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for the confirmation of the Fixed and Drift Nets (Salmonid Protection) Byelaw 2021.

The Fixed and Drift Nets (Salmonid Protection) Byelaw 2021 has been proposed to provide protection to salmon and sea trout from accidental bycatch in both fixed and drift nets which are used in coastal waters to target sea fish species. The new byelaw will restrict, and in some cases, prohibit the use of fixed and drift nets in specific areas around the Cornish coastline.

 

See here to view the full text of the new byelaw.

 

See here to view illustrative charts accompanying this byelaw

Click here to view the Impact Assessment


Any person wishing to object to or comment on the above byelaws must make representations in writing by 23:59 on 11 November 2021, to both the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and Cornwall IFCA at the following addresses:

MMO: Marine Conservation and Enforcement Team, Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7YH

or, ifcabyelaws@marinemanagement.org.uk

Cornwall IFCA: Office 2, Chi Gallos, Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park, North Quay, Hayle, TR27 4DD or, enquiries@cornwall-ifca.gov.uk