eastern ifca shrimp permit

The Eastern IFCA has notified commercial fishermen that a shrimp permit will be required for the fishery within the Eastern IFCA district

The Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority has issued a notice on its shrimp permit launch.

With effect from August 2023 the Authority has notified that it will be implementing the Shrimp Permit Byelaw 2018.

This means that a permit will be required in order to fish commercially for shrimp within the Eastern IFCA district. The intention is to begin enforcing this requirement on 01 September 2023, so commercial shrimp fishers are encouraged to apply for a permit in good time.

The byelaw is primarily intended as a means of enabling shrimp fishing by managing fishing effort within the Marine Protected Areas of the Wash and North Norfolk Coast in accordance with the Shrimp Effort Limitation Scheme

Fishing for shrimp within the Wash and North Norfolk Coast SAC will require a ‘Category 1’ permit. This will cost £100, and applicants must fulfil the requirements detailed in this infographic.

eastern icfa shrimp permit

Fishing for shrimp elsewhere in the district will require a ‘Category 2’ permit, which does not have a fee and is open to everyone, as detailed in this infographic.

eastern ifca shrimp permit

Please note that both permit types require gear certification to be completed before a permit will be issued, so early applications are encouraged using this application form.

Anyone wishing for maore information has been advised to contact the Eastern IFCA office.

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