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Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority will lead, champion and manage a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries, by securing the right balance between social, environmental and economic benefits to ensure healthy seas, sustainable fisheries and a viable industry.

Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority will lead, champion and manage a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries, by securing the right balance between social, environmental and economic benefits to ensure healthy seas, sustainable fisheries and a viable industry.

Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority will lead, champion and manage a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries, by securing the right balance between social, environmental and economic benefits to ensure healthy seas, sustainable fisheries and a viable industry.

Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority will lead, champion and manage a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries, by securing the right balance between social, environmental and economic benefits to ensure healthy seas, sustainable fisheries and a viable industry.

Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority will lead, champion and manage a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries, by securing the right balance between social, environmental and economic benefits to ensure healthy seas, sustainable fisheries and a viable industry.

Poole Oil Spill - Update 5th May 2023

Advice not to harvest shellfish from Poole Harbour was issued as a precautionary measure following the oil spill incident in Poole Harbour on 26 March.

The operators of the aquaculture beds were advised that harvesting could re-commence from 20 April 2023, following satisfactory sample results.

The results of shellfish samples taken from the wild shellfish beds in Poole Harbour have now been received. These do not show any significant hydrocarbon contamination.

The advice not to harvest is therefore lifted from today. Harvesting can safely recommence, subject to the normal food safety, conservation and seasonal requirements.

The area immediately around the spill site in Ower Bay remains closed off for on-going remediation works, so should be avoided for practical reasons.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact Port Health using the email address porthealth@bcpcouncil.gov.uk


 

CCRI Commercial Fishing Social Survey

The CCRI at the University of Gloucestershire are working with partners from Fishing Into the Future, (commissioned by Defra and working with the devolved governments) to develop an annual nationwide survey to collect data on the social issues faced by the commercial fishing industry. A workshop is being held to get input on the survey design and content.

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MMO Consultation on Scallop Dredge Fishery in Vlld and Lyme Bay - Outcome

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO), acting on behalf of all four UK Fisheries Administrations (UKFAs), sought views on a proposal to close UK waters in ICES area 7d and Lyme Bay area of 7e to the king scallop (Pectens maximus) dredge fishery. A Decision Document for the consultaion has been published.

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Catchwise Project

Catchwise is a ground-truthing survey of recreational sea angling taking place across England and Wales in 2023 and 2024. Substance, the Angling Trust and Cefas have partnered to deliver this exciting new project. 

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Defra Commissioned Independent Evaluation of the Development of FMPs

Defra have commissioned an independent evaluation to assess the development of the Fisheries Management Plans (FMPs). As part of this evaluation a survey is currenlty open to all individuals and organisations with a stake in English and Welsh sea fisheries.

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