Beachy Head East Marine Conservation Zone - Statutory Consultations
Notice is hereby given that Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends to apply to the Minister for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to revoke the ‘Marine Protected Areas Byelaw 2017’ and to confirm the ‘Marine Protected Areas Byelaw 2023’. Live Consultations
The Marine Protected Areas Byelaw 2023 retains established management measures for four Marine Protected Areas through existing Schedules 1-4, but includes the addition of a fifth Schedule, relating solely to the area designated as Beachy Head East Marine Conservation Zone. The proposed Marine Protected Areas Byelaw 2023 Schedule 5 will protect sensitive species and habitats by introducing a zonal approach to managing fishing activities within Beachy Head East Marine Conservation Zone, including exclusion of ‘towed-gear’ from part of the site.
Any person wishing to comment; object or approve on the confirmation of the above byelaw and the provisions within Schedule 5 (the existing Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4 are not subject to change or consultation) must make representations in writing by Friday 6th October 2023.