Section 264 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 gives officers of the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NWIFCA) the power to seize any fish, shellfish and equipment believed to be in breach of NWIFCA byelaws, legacy byelaws, or European and National legislation. After 3 months unclaimed seized items are forfeited to the authority.

Current Seized Items

Unmarked Gear

Date 28/04/2017

Time 16:38

Gear Marking (i.e. PLN) none

Position found (Lat/Long) 54°34’ 398N  003°35’065W

Inspecting Officers:

Officers H. Thinnesen, E. Thinnesen and J Sparks

This gear has been inspected by officers of North Western Inshore Fishery Conservation Authority and it has failed to comply with NWIFCA Bylaws and/or EU regulations and has been seized.

Offence: breach of Cumbria Sea Fisheries Committee Byelaw 4 (Marking and Siting of Fixed Nets, Traps, Pots and Lines)

Description of seized item(s):

1x gill net approximately 50 yds. In length

1x length of rope attached to net.

1x small oil drum.

1x large oil drum.

Further action

The seized item(s) will be stored by NWIFCA. NWIFCA may retain the seized item(s) for the purpose of an investigation. If the seized item(s) are not claimed within 3 months, the item(s) may be disposed of.

Please contact the NWIFCA Office at the following:

North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

6 Duncan Square
CA28 7LN

Tel: 01524 727970
Email: [email protected]