Sussex IFCA

Sussex IFCA MPA Byelaw

Notice is hereby given that Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (Sussex IFCA) intends to apply to the Minister for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for confirmation of the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Byelaw and the associated Kingmere Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) Regulatory Notice.

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New Bass Management Measures

To help the recreational fishing community understand the new bass management measures, Sussex IFCA has produced the following information

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Sussex Marine Conservation Zones Management

Sussex IFCA's 1st Tranche MCZ Management Workshops are now completed and outputs are available:
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New Shellfish Management Measures for Sustainability

We are running a consultation on our new Shellfish Permit Byelaw

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Thank you for taking an interest in Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority website. We hope you find it easy and interesting to explore with the information you need. Perhaps it inspires you to discover more about the marine environment along the Sussex coast and how abundant and diverse the marine fora and flora are. 


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.


For those who want to find out more about the management you can access our future plans to further improve management and how to become involved in the process. If you have something you want to say about the work we are doing or the information we provide please let us know.


Through its stated ‘Vision’ the Authority is committed to the protection and management of Sussex marine fisheries and the conservation of the environment for everyone. Our team is committed to improve the future for Sussex coastal waters with you.


Tim Dapling

Chief Fisheries and Conservation Officer