The Wash and North Norfolk 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

BYELAW 12:- INSHORE TRAWLING RESTRICTION

Fishing vessels bigger than 15.24 meters in length are prohibited from fishing using towed nets. Protects features from disturbance from larger vessels.  

Organisation: Eastern IFCA

Implementation Year: 2001

Further Info: www.eastern-ifca.gov.uk

15/09/2017 
 S1365 Harbour (common) seal, Phoca vitulina
  H1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time
  H1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide
  H1160 Large shallow inlets and bays
  H1170 Reefs

BYELAW 15:- TOWED GEAR RESTRICTION FOR BIVALVE MOLLUSCS

Fishing vessels greater than 14 meters in length are prohibited form fishing for molluscs using any type of towed gear. Protects feature from disturbance from fishing activities.

Organisation: Eastern IFCA

Implementation Year: 2008

Further Info: www.eastern-ifca.gov.uk

15/09/2017 
 S1365 Harbour (common) seal, Phoca vitulina
  H1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time
  H1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide
  H1160 Large shallow inlets and bays
  H1170 Reefs

BYELAW 3: MOLLUSCAN SHELLFISH METHODS OF FISHING

Applies a spatial restriction within the boundaries of the Wash. Reducing disturbance to habitats within the closure.

Organisation: Eastern IFCA

Implementation Year: 1997

Further Info: www.eastern-ifca.gov.uk

15/09/2017 
 S1365 Harbour (common) seal, Phoca vitulina
  S1355 Otter, Lutra lutra
  H1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time
  H1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide
  H1160 Large shallow inlets and bays
  H1170 Reefs

BYELAW 8:- TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SHELLFISH FISHERIES

Can implement spatial closures, reducing impacts from fishing.

Organisation: Eastern IFCA

Implementation Year: 1997

Further Info: www.eastern-ifca.gov.uk

15/09/2017 
 S1365 Harbour (common) seal, Phoca vitulina
  H1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time
  H1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide
  H1160 Large shallow inlets and bays
  H1170 Reefs
  H1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonising mud and sand
  H1330 Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae)

EIFCA PROTECTED AREAS BYELAW 2014

Regulatory notice 1 and 2 of the byelaw applies to this area and prevents the use of bottom towed gear over discrete spatial areas.

Organisation: Eastern IFCA

Implementation Year: 2014

Further Info: www.eastern-ifca.gov.uk

15/09/2017 
 H1170 Reefs

EIFCA PROTECTED AREAS BYELAW 2014

Regulatory notice 3 of the byelaw applies to this area. Prevents the use of bottom towed gear over discreate spatial areas.

Organisation: Eastern IFCA

Implementation Year: 2014

Further Info: www.eastern-ifca.gov.uk

15/09/2017 
 H1160 Large shallow inlets and bays

EIFCA WHELK PERMIT BYELAW 2016

Byelaw to set up permitting scheme for the collection of whelk. Can implement spatial and temproal closures.

Organisation: Eastern IFCA

Implementation Year: 2016

Further Info: www.eastern-ifca.gov.uk

15/09/2017 
 H1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time
  H1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide
  H1160 Large shallow inlets and bays
  H1170 Reefs