Byelaw Dispensation

An authorised dispensation is required for any person wishing to fish for sea fish or shellfish (including crustaceans and molluscs) for scientific, stocking or breeding purposes. The dispensation allows a named individual or organisation to retain fish or shellfish that would otherwise constitute a breach of NWIFCA byelaws. It is needed whether fishing is intentional or accidental (such as through grab or core sampling).

You must give at least 28 days’ notice to ensure that dispensation is processed in time for your activity.

To apply for dispensation against NWIFCA byelawsm please complete the form below and send to the Science Team at [email protected]

If you have any questions about dispensations, please contact [email protected].

To ensure that your application is processed as quickly as possible please include all requested details before submitting. If information is missing this may delay your application.