IFCA Success Criteria and High Level Objectives

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 seven Success Criteria have been developed by a number of national working groups, which if followed, will help with delivering the Vision. For each Success Criteria there are a number of High Level Objectives (HLOs) for IFCAs to work toward.

Success Criteria

1) IFCAs are recognised and heard, whilst working in partnership and engaging with stakeholders.

2) IFCAs implement a fair, effective and proportionate enforcement regime.

3) IFCAs use evidence based and appropriate measures to manage the sustainable exploitations of sea fisheries resources and deliver marine environmental protection within their districts.

4) IFCAs have appropriate governance in place and staff are trained and professional.

5) 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 2020-2021. The plan also sets out how the Southern IFCA aims to meet these objectives for the coming year.
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