The Isles of Scilly Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (IFCA)

is responsible for the management of fisheries and fisheries activities in Marine Protected Areas out to a distance of six nautical miles.

The Isles of Scilly Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (IFCA)

is responsible for the management of fisheries and fisheries activities in Marine Protected Areas out to a distance of six nautical miles.

The Isles of Scilly Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (IFCA)

is responsible for the management of fisheries and fisheries activities in Marine Protected Areas out to a distance of six nautical miles.

The Isles of Scilly Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (IFCA)

is responsible for the management of fisheries and fisheries activities in Marine Protected Areas out to a distance of six nautical miles.

The Isles of Scilly Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (IFCA)

is responsible for the management of fisheries and fisheries activities in Marine Protected Areas out to a distance of six nautical miles.

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to the Isles of Scilly Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

The sea and marine wildlife are integral to the Isles of Scilly. The seals, seagrass beds, nesting seabirds and rocky reefs are amongst the best examples in the UK. Our seas also support the livelihoods of local commercial fishermen and many hobby fishers who target fish and shellfish such as lobster and crab. Our job is to ensure that the marine environment continues to support a healthy fishery and vice-versa.

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Coronavirus update March 27th 2020

We recognise the unprecedented impact that the pandemic is having on fishing business and coastal communities. IFCA are working hard to maintain essential services and support local fishing communities whilst protecting our own workforce during this very difficult and uncertain time.

IFCOs, where it is safe and appropriate to do so, will continue to patrol the islands and engage with fishermen and stakeholders.  Officers will be following the latest government advice in relation to minimising the spread of the Coronavirus, which may mean officers need to carry out their work in alternative ways.

We are working, where it is safe to do so, to ensure that permits and sampling regimes are maintained as far as is practically possible. Our aim is to continue to support coastal communities and the industry and help to keep fishing and trading to be ready to recover when the time comes.

We are working very closely with Defra and our partner agencies including the Marine Management Organisation, Seafish and Cefas. Through this coordinated network we are liaising directly with industry, and their representatives and our Local Authorities, to support their essential services.


For more information please read this full statement issued across all IFCAs

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