Policies and Reports

Annual Plans and Reports

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

Annual Plan  Annual Report
Annual Plan 2024 to 2025 Annual Report 2024 to 2025 (due summer 2025)
Annual Plan 2023 to 2024 Annual Report 2023 to 2024 (due summer 2024)
Annual Plan 2022 to 2023 Annual Report 2022 to 2023
Annual Plan 2021 to 2022 Annual Report 2021 to 2022
Annual Plan 2020 to 2021 Annual Report 2020 to 2021
Annual Plan 2019 to 2020 Annual Report 2019 to 2020
Annual Plan 2018 to 2019 Annual Report 2018 to 2019
Annual Plan 2017 to 2018 Annual Report 2017 to 2018
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 2012


The Constitution sets out the way the 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.

Click here to download a copy of the NWIFCA Constitution

Corporate Documents

Document About
Biosecurity Plan Advice on prevention of introduction and / or spread of  invasive non native species and shellfish / fish disease
Communications Strategy The overarching strategy for communications
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
Memoranda of Understanding Memoranda of understanding agreed with other organisations
Principles for Sustainable Fisheries The standard used to guide management of fisheries
Risk Management Strategy The approach to Risk Management – Updated June 2017

Committee Meeting Reports

Copies of meeting reports are available in the Meetings Archive.

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Scientific Reports and Publications

Scientific reports and publications are available below:

Reports/Publication Subject
Habitats Regulations Assessments (HRAs) Habitats Regulations Assessments for EMS sites within the district
Science Reports from external bodies or from partnership work Reports created by external bodies with NWIFCA’s input or through partnership work
Crab and Lobster Stocks Report This report aims to give an insight into the crab and lobster fisheries within the NWIFCA district providing
spatial and temporal information on effort and landings. In addition, it aims to highlight how this data can be
used to inform future management.
Razor Clam Management Report This report outlines the considerations that need to be taken before a commercial razor clam fishery can be
permitted within the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NWIFCA) District.