Closed consultation

Net fishery attendance byelaw: Yorkshire and the North East coast

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Summary

The Environment Agency is seeking views on a proposed byelaw for the Yorkshire and the North East coastal net fishery.

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Consultation description

This consultation is seeking your views on a proposed byelaw for the Yorkshire and the North East coast net fishery, which will require all T and J net licensees to attend their nets whilst fishing.

Currently, license holders in the northern district of the coastal fishery have to attend their nets, in accordance with an existing local byelaw, however holders of the same licence in the southern districts (mainly on the Yorkshire coast) do not. The new byelaw is our preferred solution to ensure all license holders are subject to the same (equal) restrictions, whilst we continue to meet our obligation to conserve salmon stocks for the future.

This document considers the relevant evidence, and highlights the options that were considered.