Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast SAC
This information lists the management measures (regulatory and voluntary) that are currently in place in English Waters that either directly or indirectly help to protect the features of the site. Management is in place for licensable activities in all MPAs as all applications for licences and consents 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 or section 126 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, if they have the potential to impact on an MPA feature. Only Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority and Marine Management Organisation byelaws are currently displayed, the information available is therefore not yet complete. Additional management measures are being collated and will be added in future stages.
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