Chapter 4 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

3x Fishing Rods

Date: 15/05/2019

Position found: Heysham Bass Nursery Area

Inspecting Officers: Officer M. Burdekin

This gear has been found by officers of North Western Inshore Fishery Conservation Authority in an area where fishing gear is prohibited by NWIFCA Byelaw 5 and has been seized.

Offence: Breach of NWIFCA Byelaw 5

Description of seized item(s):

1x Green Sunridge 200 Plus 12ft Carbon Beachcaster 5-9 oz

1x Black/Blue 12ft Rod – no clear branding

1x Green Silstar ET Boat 240 8ft Rod

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

1 Preston Street

Tel: 01524 727970
Email: [email protected]