Exemptions Byelaw 2019 To Be Confirmed?

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During 2019, Devon & Severn IFCA have been developing a new Byelaw – The Exemptions Byelaw 2019. This has now entered its quality assurance phase before consideration by the Secretary of State.

A New Byelaw to Manage Hand Working Fishing Activity?

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Throughout 2019, the Devon & Severn IFCA have followed a three-phase plan to collect and collate information and evidence relating to the use of crab tiles, bait digging and the many other types of fishing activity that have been defined as hand gathering which include the hand collection of mussels and cockles.