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

Honda Big Red Quad Bike

Date: 08/10/2019

Position found: Leasowe Cockle Bed

Inspecting Officers: Officer A. Brownrigg

This gear was used in the commission of unpermitted gathering of cockles in contravention of NWIFCA Byelaw 3 and was seized by NWIFCA Officers under section 269 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

Offence: Breach of NWIFCA Byelaw 3 (PDF)

Description of seized item(s):

One Red Honda Big Red Quadbike 1995 model – no ignition key.

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 as the authority see fit.

Please contact the NWIFCA Office at the following:

North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

1 Preston Street

Tel: 01524 727970
Email: [email protected]