Byelaw Consultation Open – Prohibition on Foul Hooking 2017 and Restrictions on the use of a Dredge 2017
Notice is hereby given that the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends to apply to the Minister for the Department for Environment Food and Rural affairs for the confirmation of the following Byelaws:
1. PROHIBITION ON FOUL HOOKING 2017
This byelaw will prohibit the practice of foul hooking sea fish. It will replace the current NW & NWSFC Byelaw 18 and Cumbria SFC Byelaw 17.
2. RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF A DREDGE 2017
This byelaw will prohibit the use of dredges towed by vessels or vehicles for fishing within the NWIFCA District without a permit. In addition the Authority may attach conditions which may be varied to promote sustainable exploitation of sea fisheries resources.
Any person who wishes to object to the confirmation of these byelaws must send a statement of their objection in writing to both the Marine Conservation and Enforcement Team, Marine Management Organisation, P.O. Box 1275, Newcastle, NE99 5BN (or [email protected]), and the North Western IFCA, 1 Preston Street, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9BY (or [email protected]) within 28 days of the publication of this notice.