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The IFCA Vision
“Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities will lead, champion and manage a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries, by successfully securing the right balance between social, environmental and economic benefits to ensure healthy seas, sustainable fisheries and a viable industry.”
The nationally agreed Vision for IFCAs encapsulates the core role of the Authority and from this five High-Level Objectives (HLOs) and Success Criterion were developed nationally to support attainment of the IFCA Vision.
A ‘golden thread’ demonstrates the connection between IFCA aims and objectives on a national stage (Vision, High Level Objective and Success Criterion) with operational delivery at the local level (Southern IFCA Annual Plans and Team Strategies) to facilitate an understanding of how Southern IFCA support the National IFCA model. The model also provides transparency and clarity regarding the future direction of Southern IFCA with regard to workstream delivery.
High Level Objective
Achieving a sustainable marine economy
IFCAs are recognised and heard, whilst working in partnership and engaging with stakeholders
Ensuring a strong, healthy and just society
IFCAs implement a fair, effective and proportionate enforcement regime
Living within environmental limits
IFCAs use an evidence based and appropriate measures to manage sustainable exploration of Sea Fisheries Resources
Promoting good governance
IFCAs have appropriate governance in place and staff are trained and professional
Using sound science responsibly
IFCAs make the best use of evidence to deliver their objectives
The full HLOs and associated performance indicators are outlined in the Southern IFCA Annual Plan 2022-2023. The plan also sets out how the Southern IFCA aims to meet these objectives for the coming year.
For Southern IFCAs annual plans, reports, team strategies and more please visit our Authority Reports Page.