Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast SAC
This information lists the fisheries management measures (regulatory and voluntary) that were in place in English Waters at the start of 2018, that either directly or indirectly help to protect the features of the site. Further information on these management measures and for fisheries management implemented since that date may be available from the MMO or individual Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority websites.

Licensable activities within MPAs are subject to the requirements of the Conservation of Species and Habitats Regulations 2017 (as amended), the Conservation of Offshore Marine Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 and / or the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. Licensable activities may subject to management measures or conditions as part of their licence. Only Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority and Marine Management Organisation fisheries byelaws which directly manage MPA features are displayed.
Management measuresModified DateFeatures protected by measure

1.TRAWLING

Trawling restricted unless a permit is granted. Can place conditions on permits to protect features.

Organisation: Northumberland IFCA

Implementation Year: 2015

Further Info: http://www.nifca.gov.uk/

15/09/2017 
 S1364 Grey seal, Halichoerus grypus
  H1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide
  H1160 Large shallow inlets and bays
  H1170 Reefs
  H8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves

2. DREDGES

Fishing by dredge restricted unless a permit is granted. Can place conditions on permits to protect features.

Organisation: Northumberland IFCA

Implementation Year: 2015

Further Info: http://www.nifca.gov.uk/

15/09/2017 
 S1364 Grey seal, Halichoerus grypus
  H1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide
  H1160 Large shallow inlets and bays
  H1170 Reefs
  H8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves

4. CRUSTACEA AND MOLLUSCS PERMITTING AND POT LIMITATION

Fishing for shellfish is restricted unless a permit is granted. Can place conditions on permits to protect features.

Organisation: Northumberland IFCA

Implementation Year: 2015

Further Info: http://www.nifca.gov.uk/

15/09/2017 
 S1364 Grey seal, Halichoerus grypus
  H1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide
  H1160 Large shallow inlets and bays
  H1170 Reefs
  H8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves

MOBILE GEAR CLOSURE WITHIN THE BERWICKSHIRE & NORTH NORTHUMBERLAND COAST SAC

Prohibits the use of mobile fishing gear, prevents damage or deterioration to designated conservation features.

Organisation: Northumberland IFCA

Implementation Year: 2014

Further Info: http://www.nifca.gov.uk/

15/09/2017 
 S1364 Grey seal, Halichoerus grypus
  H1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide
  H1160 Large shallow inlets and bays
  H1170 Reefs
  H8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves

SEAGRASS PROTECTION BYELAW IN THE BERWICKSHIRE & NORTH NORTHUMBERLAND COAST SAC

Prohibits fishing in areas of seagrass. Protects features within the closures from disturbance from fishing activities.

Organisation: Northumberland IFCA

Implementation Year: 2014

Further Info: http://www.nifca.gov.uk/

15/09/2017 
 S1364 Grey seal, Halichoerus grypus
  H1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide
  H1160 Large shallow inlets and bays
  H1170 Reefs
  H8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves