Defra Consultation on Spatial Management Measures for Industrial Sandeel Fishing

Defra are considering new spatial management measures to provide additional resilience and protection for the North Sea sandeel stocks to reduce the impacts of industrial sandeel fishing on the wider ecosystem. They would like views from stakeholders on options for the future management of sandeels in UK waters. You can respond to this online via the link below, the consultation closes on 30th May 2023.  Please contact the NIFCA office if any further information or assistance is required.