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Authority Reports

Below you will find the most recent versions of the reports the Authority publishes on a regular basis. If you require any reports from years not included below, please Contact Us using our website form.

Southern IFCA Annual Plans

The Southern IFCA Annual Plan documents how the Authority intends to support attainment of HLOs and SC (and ultimately the IFCA vision) when mapping out the work priorities for the year ahead. The Annual Plan sets Southern IFCAs focus and delivery priorities for the forthcoming financial year (April-March) forming part of the evidence-based management process and allows local bodies, local communities and key delivery partners the opportunity to see the issues that the IFCA are facing in the coming year and the ways in which they will work towards resolving those issues. The Annual Plan will be published before the 1st April annually following ratification at the meeting of the Full Authority in March.

Southern IFCA Annual Plan 2021-2022

Southern IFCA Annual Plan 2020-2021

Southern IFCA Annual Plan 2019-2020

Southern IFCA Annual Reports

Under Section 178 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act (2009), Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) are required to produce an Annual Report, which seeks to provide an account of the work delivered during the previous reporting year. This report must be sent to the Secretary of State annually following the end of the financial year in March.

Annual Report 2020 to 2021

Annual Report 2019 to 2020

Annual Report 2018 to 2019

Southern IFCA Five-Year Forecast

The purpose of the report is to provide an overview of the Southern IFCAs duties and priorities for the management of inshore waters in the IFC District for the five-year period 2020 to 2025. The report describes, in outline, the legal duties of the Authority and provides sources of information which give context to the areas of work which the IFCA is engaged. This context provides the opportunity for members to understand the key fisheries management outcomes to be taken forward by the Authority over a five-year planning period.

Southern IFCA Five Year Legislative Forecast 2019/20 to 2023/24

Southern IFCA Team Strategies

Following approval of the Southern IFCA Annual Plan, each team develops a strategy which is directly aligned with the Southern IFCA Annual Plan delivery priorities, as well as charting the planned delivery of other areas of work.

The Fisheries Management and Policy Team Strategy sets out the annual priorities for the FMP team for the period April to March (annually), feeding directly from the delivery priorities identified in the Southern IFCA Annual Plan.

Fisheries Management and Policy Team Strategy 2021-2022

The Fisheries Protection Team Strategy sets out the annual priorities for the FP team for the period April to March (annually), feeding directly from the delivery priorities identified in the Southern IFCA Annual Plan.

Fisheries Protection Team Strategy 2021-2022 - pending April 2021

Other Southern IFCA Documents

Southern IFCA Communication and Engagement Strategy

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