Poole Harbour 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 
 Black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa islandica - A616, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna - A048, nb
  Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta - A132-A, nb
  Waterbird assemblage

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 
 Black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa islandica - A616, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna - A048, nb
  Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta - A132-A, nb
  Waterbird assemblage

POOLE HARBOUR - PRAWNS CLOSE SEASON

During the period from 1st day of January to the 31st day of July in any year no person shall remove prawns. Potects features from disturbance from fishing activities.

Organisation: Southern IFCA

Implementation Year: 1978

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

15/09/2017 
 Black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa islandica - A616, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna - A048, nb
  Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta - A132-A, nb
  Waterbird assemblage

POOLE HARBOUR DREDGE PERMIT BYELAW

Requires the possesion of a permit to dredge. Can implement spatial and temporal closures. Protects features from disturbance from fishing activities.

Organisation: Southern IFCA

Implementation Year: 2014

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

15/09/2017 
 Black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa islandica - A616, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna - A048, nb
  Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta - A132-A, nb
  Waterbird assemblage

POOLE HARBOUR SHELLFISH HAND GATHERING BYELAW

Prohibits persons from fishing for shellfish at certain times of years in defined bird sensitive areas. Protects features from disturbance from fishing activities.

Organisation: Southern IFCA

Implementation Year: N/A

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

15/09/2017 
 Black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa islandica - A616, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna - A048, nb
  Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta - A132-A, nb
  Waterbird assemblage

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 
 Black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa islandica - A616, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna - A048, nb
  Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta - A132-A, nb
  Waterbird assemblage

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 
 Black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa islandica - A616, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna - A048, nb
  Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta - A132-A, nb
  Waterbird assemblage