Consultation outcome

Introducing the Sea Fishing (Enforcement) Regulations 2018

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We received 21 responses to this consultation.

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement) Regulations 2018 will be laid in parliament on 16 July 2018 and will come into force from 20 August 2018.

Original consultation


Seeking views on the draft Sea Fishing (Enforcement) Regulations 2018 which reinstate certain powers to Inshore Fishery Conservation Officers (IFCOs).

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our draft Sea Fishing (Enforcement) Regulations 2018.

These regulations will clarify how things are enforced and reinstate some enforcement powers to Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officers (IFCOs).

This will allow IFCOs to directly enforce EU fisheries conservation measures like rules on bass, blue fin tuna and marking of gear.

Published 19 March 2018
Last updated 12 July 2018 + show all updates
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