Vessels Used in Fishing for Sale
No person may use a vessel (other than an open/undecked vessel navigated by oars) to take fish for the purpose of sale, unless they have registered the vessel with the Committee within the previous 24 months. See more details here.
Vessels Used in Fishing
No person may use a vessel which exceeds 12m in length for fishing. Exceptions apply; view the byelaw here.
Regulation of the use of stake or stop nets in Langstone Harbour
No person shall place any stake, stop and dosh nets in Langstone Harbour at any place which becomes dry at low water - view the full details here.
Skates and Rays – Minimum size
No person shall take from a fishery a skate or ray that measures less than 40cm between the tips of the wings, or any wing which measures less than 20cm in its maximum dimension when detached from the body of a skate or ray. Exceptions apply under the Landing Obligation (EU 1380/2013 Article 15); see the details here.
No person shall take from a fishery a Grey Mullet that measures less than 30cm in length. View the details here.
Minimum Fish Sizes
No person shall take from a fishery, any fish species as specified in this byelaw below their minimum size when measured from snout to tail. These minimum sizes are listed in full here. Fishers should note that there are also minimum sizes under other regulations, including Southern IFCA Byelaws and Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1241, in addition to those listed in this Minimum Fish Sizes byelaw.
Fixed Engines Legacy Byelaw
The placing of fixed engines (nets), other than fyke nets, is prohibited from 1st April to 30th September inclusive in a number of areas. View full details of the prohibited areas here.
Sea Fisheries Fixed Engine Prohibition
The placing of fixed engines (nets) is prohibited other than exceptions around Christchurch Harbour. See the full details of this byelaw here.