Northumberland IFCA commissioned Mott MacDonald to undertake a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of shellfish and finfish fisheries under its management jurisdiction in accordance with the European Directive 2001/42/EC (known as the SEA directive) and the resulting Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004.

The SEA has assessed the current NIFCA management regime of byelaws and regulations; the purpose of the SEA Post-Adoption Statement is to demonstrate how the findings and recommendations resulting from the SEA process were taken into account and have influenced the development of the Northumberland IFCA Fisheries Management regime.

To download the Post-Adoption report follow the link below:

SEA Post Adoption report

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The Marine Management Organisation is looking to appoint a number of members with marine experience to contribute to the work of the Northumberland IFCA influencing the management of inshore fisheries.

David Abbott, Head of Marine Compliance for the Marine Management Organisation, which is making the appointments, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced person in the inshore marine area to use their skills to influence decisions on how their local area is managed.

Members will contribute their knowledge and expertise to provide sustainable management of the inshore marine area of their IFCA district. Members guide the IFCA to deliver its mandate under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and in line with Defra guidance.

Members attend quarterly meetings and should expect to commit broadly 1 day per month to their IFCA.  The MMO actively encourages applications from individuals representing the economic, social and environmental needs of their IFCA district and who bring a variety of relevant interests including:

  • Fishing groups(commercial and non-commercial)
  • Environmental and Conservation groups
  • Other parties interested in the work of Northumberland IFCA


To apply please follow the link below:

Closing date is 2nd February 2015
The application form can be downloaded from the microsite. It can be returned to:

Post: Hays Executive MMO Campaign, Ebury Gate Victoria 23 Lower Belgrave Street London SW1W 0NT

If an applicant does not have access to the internet, they can call the Hays Recruitment Team on: 020 7259 8743 who will post out an application pack.

If an applicant has any enquiries about the role or application process, they can call Hays on: 0207 259 8743 or email

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