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 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 2013


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.

Click here to download a copy of the NWIFCA Constitution

Corporate Documents



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.

Click here to go to the Meetings Archive.

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.

Cockle Survey Report 26/09/2016

Repeat surveys on beds that showed potential for commercial fisheries earlier in the year