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.
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.
|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.
Scientific Reports and Publications
Scientific reports and publications are available below:
|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|