Chesil Beach and The Fleet 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

BOTTOM TOWED FISHING GEAR BYELAW

No person shall use any bottom towed fishing gear within a prohibited areas of bedrock reef and seagrass beds . Protects features from disturbance from fishing activities..

Organisation: Southern IFCA

Implementation Year: 2013

Further Info: http://www.southern-ifca.gov.uk

15/09/2017 
 

FISHING FOR COCKLES BYELAW

Provides a closure between 1st February and 30th April. Proctects features from disturbance form fishing activities.

Organisation: Southern IFCA

Implementation Year: 2014

Further Info: http://www.southern-ifca.gov.uk

15/09/2017 
 

FISHING FOR OYSTERS MUSSELS AND CLAMS

Fishing methods restricted to handpicking and dredging. Protects features from disturbance from fishing activities.

Organisation: Southern IFCA

Implementation Year: 1993

Further Info: http://www.southern-ifca.gov.uk

15/09/2017 
 

PROHIBITION OF GATHERING (SEA FISHERIES RESOURCES) IN SEAGRASS BEDS

No person shall dig for, fish for or take any sea fisheries resource in or from the prohibited areas. Protects features from disturbance from fishing activities within the prohibited areas.

Organisation: Southern IFCA

Implementation Year: 2013

Further Info: http://www.southern-ifca.gov.uk

15/09/2017 
 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SHELLFISH BEDS

Can provide spatial and temporal closures. Protects features from disturbance from fishing activities.

Organisation: Southern IFCA

Implementation Year: 1981

Further Info: http://www.southern-ifca.gov.uk

15/09/2017 
 

VESSELS USED IN FISHING

Restricts the size of vessel permitted within the district. Protects features from disturbance from fishing activities.

Organisation: Southern IFCA

Implementation Year: 2012

Further Info: http://www.southern-ifca.gov.uk

15/09/2017