Bottom Towed Fishing Gear byelaw
This byelaw will introduce management in:
Lyme Bay and Torbay candidate Special Area of Conservation (cSAC),
Studland to Portland cSAC,
Chesil and The Fleet SPA and SAC,
Poole Harbour SPA,
South Wight Maritime SAC,
Solent Maritime SAC,
Solent and Southampton Water SPA,
Chichester and Langstone Harbour SPA and Portsmouth Harbour SPA.
The byelaw follows extensive consultation and is accompanied by an Impact Assessment. The proposed closed areas have a sum area of approximately 660.6km2, 24.38% of the total Southern IFCA District area (2710km2). Maps of the closed areas may be found in Annex 5 of the Impact Assessment Annexes . The byelaw will contribute to UK compliance with the EU Habitats Directive and Birds Directive, in line with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ revised approach to the management or fisheries in EMS.
A full text of the above Byelaw and associated assessments can be inspected at, or obtained from Southern IFCA 64 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Poole Dorset BH14 9BN or viewed on the Authority’s website . Formal Advertisement will run until the 1st of November 2013. Any person wishing to object to the confirmation of the above byelaws must send a statement of objection in writing to:
Marine Conservation and Enforcement Team, Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 7YH (or mailto:IFCAbyelaws@marinemanagement.org.uk) and must send a copy of this statement to the CEO at Southern IFCA, 64 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Poole Dorset BH14 9BN (or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).
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