Policies and Reports


The Constitution sets out the way the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NWIFCA) will operate by establishing the procedures it will follow. The aim is to ensure efficient, transparent and accountable decision-making in line with its purpose, vision and legal requirements.

Chapter Title
Chapter 1 Standing Orders
Chapter 2 Financial Regulations
Chapter 3 Code of Conduct for Members
Chapter 4 Marine Management Organisation Appointees
Chapter 5 Customer Charter and Service Standards
Chapter 6 Complaints Procedure
Chapter 7 Freedom of Information Publication Scheme
 All Chapters Full Copy of the Constitution

Other Policies

Policy About
Byelaws A complete list of byelaws in the NWIFCA district.
Compliance and Enforcement Strategy The approach taken to enforcement and compliance
Financial Administrative Penalties for Fisheries Offences Guidance on Fixed Administrative Penalties for Fisheries Offences.
Biosecurity Plan Advice on prevention of introduction and / or spread of  invasive non native species and shellfish / fish disease
Communications Strategy The guidelines for Communication and Engagement
Disclaimer Website Disclaimer
Accessibility Accessibility statement
Principles for Sustainable Fisheries The guidelines for the management of sea resources
Risk Management Strategy The approach to Risk Management
Privacy Policy Website Privacy Policy

Annual Plans and Reports

Every year the NWIFCA publishes an Annual Plan laying down its aims for the upcoming year and an Annual Report evaluating the previous year.

 Annual Plan  Annual Report
Annual Plan 2016 to 2017 Annual Report 2016 to 2017
Annual Plan 2015 to 2016 Annual Report 2015 to 2016
Annual Plan 2014 to 2015 Annual Report 2014 to 2015
Annual Plan 2013 to 2014 Annual Report 2013 to 2014
Annual Plan 2012 to 2013 Annual Report 2012 to 2013

Annual Plan 2011 to 2012

       Part 1        Part 2

Annual Report 2011 to 2013

Scientific Reports and Publications

Current scientific reports and publications are available below.

Click here to view older scientific reports and publications.

Report/Publication Subject
Habitats Regulations Assessments (HRAs) Habitats Regulations Assessments for EMS sites within the district.
Cockle Survey Report 26/09/2016 Repeat surveys on beds that showed potential for commercial fisheries earlier in the year.