Regarding the above event at Cullernose Point, Howick this Sunday, the Northumberland Gazette for Thursday August 14 2014 incorrectly states the litter pick will take place on Saturday. For the avoidance of doubt, NIFCA confirms the event is this Sunday between Noon and 3pm and is open to anyone. Appropriate equipment, bags, gloves and pickers will be supplied.
NIFCA ER Draft for Consultation Rev C August 2014-Pdf document
NIFCA ER Draft for Consultation Rev C August 2014-Word document
To achieve the IFCA Vision1 and High Level Objectives2, there is a need to develop inshore management measures that enable decision making which is aimed at achieving sustainable development.
Against this backdrop, NIFCA are undertaking a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the districts fisheries management regime. There are five stages to the SEA process. The first Stage sets the content and objectives in a Scoping Report. The Scoping Report was produced in April 2013 and consultation duly took place. That led to us beginning the development of the Environmental Report, upon which we held a Stakeholder Working Group in February of this year with the continued assistance of our consultants Mott MacDonald. The outputs from that event together with continued analysis by our officers and Mott MacDonald has led to the finalisation of the draft consultation document which can be seen below.
We would now very much appreciate your help by giving us any pertinent comments which you may have on the draft Environmental Report and which can be sent to us by email or letter (addresses below).
I confirm that the draft Environmental Report will be open for consultation for a 6 week period only and we will be unable to consider any responses after the closing date which is Friday 26 September. Thanking you in advance for your time and response.
For email responses please send to (putting NIFCA SEA in the subject box) firstname.lastname@example.org.
M.H. Hardy LL.B Chief Executive
1 IFCAs will lead, champion and manage a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries, by successfully securing the right balance between social, environmental and economic benefits to ensure healthy seas, sustainable fisheries and a viable industry.
2See NIFCA Annual Plans, particularly Success Criterion 6.
The Northumberland IFCA is looking for a new Environmental and Scientific Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer.
Please See Advert and send to Mike Hardy, CEO at email@example.com by Monday 1st September. Interviews will be held in mid September at:
Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority
8 Ennerdale Road