The Wash SPA
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 
 Bar-tailed godwit, Limosa lapponica - A157, nb
  Black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa islandica - A616, nb
  Dunlin, Calidris alpina alpina - A672, nb
  Knot, Calidris canutus - A143, nb
  Little tern, Sterna albifrons - A195, b
  Oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus - A130, nb
  Pintail, Anas acuta - A054, nb
  Grey plover, Pluvialis squatarola - A141, nb
  Sanderling, Calidris alba - A144, nb
  Pink-footed goose, Anser brachyrhynchus - A040, nb
  Dark-bellied Brent goose, Branta bernicla bernicla - A675, nb
  Bewick's swan, Cygnus columbianus bewickii - A037, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Turnstone, Arenaria interpres - A169, nb
  Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna - A048, nb
  Wigeon, Anas penelope - A050, nb
  Common scoter, Melanitta nigra - A065, nb
  Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula - A067, nb
  Curlew, Numenius arquata - A160, nb
  Redshank, Tringa totanus - A162, nb
  Gadwall, Anas strepera - A051, nb
  Waterbird assemblage

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 
 Bar-tailed godwit, Limosa lapponica - A157, nb
  Black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa islandica - A616, nb
  Dunlin, Calidris alpina alpina - A672, nb
  Knot, Calidris canutus - A143, nb
  Little tern, Sterna albifrons - A195, b
  Oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus - A130, nb
  Pintail, Anas acuta - A054, nb
  Grey plover, Pluvialis squatarola - A141, nb
  Sanderling, Calidris alba - A144, nb
  Pink-footed goose, Anser brachyrhynchus - A040, nb
  Dark-bellied Brent goose, Branta bernicla bernicla - A675, nb
  Bewick's swan, Cygnus columbianus bewickii - A037, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Turnstone, Arenaria interpres - A169, nb
  Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna - A048, nb
  Wigeon, Anas penelope - A050, nb
  Common scoter, Melanitta nigra - A065, nb
  Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula - A067, nb
  Curlew, Numenius arquata - A160, nb
  Redshank, Tringa totanus - A162, nb
  Gadwall, Anas strepera - A051, nb
  Waterbird assemblage

BYELAW 8:- TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SHELLFISH FISHERIES

Can implement spatial and temporal closures reducing disturbance to birds.

Organisation: Eastern IFCA

Implementation Year: 1997

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

15/09/2017 
 Bar-tailed godwit, Limosa lapponica - A157, nb
  Black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa islandica - A616, nb
  Dunlin, Calidris alpina alpina - A672, nb
  Knot, Calidris canutus - A143, nb
  Little tern, Sterna albifrons - A195, b
  Oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus - A130, nb
  Pintail, Anas acuta - A054, nb
  Grey plover, Pluvialis squatarola - A141, nb
  Sanderling, Calidris alba - A144, nb
  Pink-footed goose, Anser brachyrhynchus - A040, nb
  Dark-bellied Brent goose, Branta bernicla bernicla - A675, nb
  Bewick's swan, Cygnus columbianus bewickii - A037, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Turnstone, Arenaria interpres - A169, nb
  Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna - A048, nb
  Wigeon, Anas penelope - A050, nb
  Common scoter, Melanitta nigra - A065, nb
  Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula - A067, nb
  Curlew, Numenius arquata - A160, nb
  Redshank, Tringa totanus - A162, nb
  Gadwall, Anas strepera - A051, nb
  Waterbird assemblage