Chichester Harbour Byelaw confirmed
The Chichester Harbour European Marine Site (Specified Areas) Prohibition of Fishing Method’ byelaw has been confirmed by the Secretary of State.
**Sussex IFCA introduce adaptive management measures to protect oyster stock in Chichester Harbour**
In response to Chichester Harbour pre-season assessments of native oyster populations the Authority has introduced an emergency byelaw to enable the introduction of staged control measures.
**Chichester Harbour Oyster Fishery closed**
Please click here for stage two temporary notice (PDF, 436KB)
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We know many of you are increasingly interested in our seas and how they are managed and protected, so we’ve tried to include information that will meet everyone ’s needs.
For those who are interested in the marine biology, the site contains detailed information on some of the most well known finfish and shellfish species that live in the area. With google earth you can view the location of different habitats on the seafloor and understand what species live within them.
If you are either a commercial or recreational fishermen you can access information on local fisheries regulations and download documents to help you understand the rules and why we control fishing.
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Chief Fisheries and Conservation Officer