Solent and Southampton Water 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
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Dark-bellied Brent goose, Branta bernicla bernicla - A675, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Little tern, Sterna albifrons - A195, b
  Sandwich tern, Sterna sandvicensis - A191, b
  Teal, Anas crecca - A704, nb
  Ringed plover, Charadrius hiaticula - A137, nb
  Roseate tern, Sterna dougallii - A192, b
  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
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Dark-bellied Brent goose, Branta bernicla bernicla - A675, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Little tern, Sterna albifrons - A195, b
  Sandwich tern, Sterna sandvicensis - A191, b
  Teal, Anas crecca - A704, nb
  Ringed plover, Charadrius hiaticula - A137, nb
  Roseate tern, Sterna dougallii - A192, b
  Waterbird assemblage

OYSTER DREDGES

Restricts size of dredge. Reduces disturbance to feature.

Organisation: Southern IFCA

Implementation Year: 1993

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

15/09/2017 
 Black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa islandica - A616, nb
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Dark-bellied Brent goose, Branta bernicla bernicla - A675, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Little tern, Sterna albifrons - A195, b
  Sandwich tern, Sterna sandvicensis - A191, b
  Teal, Anas crecca - A704, nb
  Ringed plover, Charadrius hiaticula - A137, nb
  Roseate tern, Sterna dougallii - A192, b
  Waterbird assemblage

OYSTERS

No person shall remove from a public or regulated fishery any oyster. Protects feature from disturbance.

Organisation: Southern IFCA

Implementation Year: 1991

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

15/09/2017 
 Black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa islandica - A616, nb
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Dark-bellied Brent goose, Branta bernicla bernicla - A675, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Little tern, Sterna albifrons - A195, b
  Sandwich tern, Sterna sandvicensis - A191, b
  Teal, Anas crecca - A704, nb
  Ringed plover, Charadrius hiaticula - A137, nb
  Roseate tern, Sterna dougallii - A192, b
  Waterbird assemblage

OYSTERS CLOSE SEASON

No person shall dredge or fish for in or take from any fishery oysters during the period from 1st day of March to the 31st day of October. Protects feature from removal.

Organisation: Southern IFCA

Implementation Year: 1992

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

15/09/2017 
 Black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa islandica - A616, nb
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Dark-bellied Brent goose, Branta bernicla bernicla - A675, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Little tern, Sterna albifrons - A195, b
  Sandwich tern, Sterna sandvicensis - A191, b
  Teal, Anas crecca - A704, nb
  Ringed plover, Charadrius hiaticula - A137, nb
  Roseate tern, Sterna dougallii - A192, b
  Waterbird assemblage

OYSTERS, CLAMS, MUSSELS - PROHIBITION ON NIGHT FISHING

Restricts the time fishing can occur. Reduces disturbance to feature.

Organisation: Southern IFCA

Implementation Year: 1991

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

15/09/2017 
 Black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa islandica - A616, nb
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Dark-bellied Brent goose, Branta bernicla bernicla - A675, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Little tern, Sterna albifrons - A195, b
  Sandwich tern, Sterna sandvicensis - A191, b
  Teal, Anas crecca - A704, nb
  Ringed plover, Charadrius hiaticula - A137, nb
  Roseate tern, Sterna dougallii - A192, b
  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
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Dark-bellied Brent goose, Branta bernicla bernicla - A675, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Little tern, Sterna albifrons - A195, b
  Sandwich tern, Sterna sandvicensis - A191, b
  Teal, Anas crecca - A704, nb
  Ringed plover, Charadrius hiaticula - A137, nb
  Roseate tern, Sterna dougallii - A192, b
  Waterbird assemblage

SHELLFISH PERMIT BYELAW

Fishing for shellfish requires a permit. Can provide for spatial and temporal closures protecting features from disturbance from fishing activities.

Organisation: Sussex IFCA

Implementation Year: N/A

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

15/09/2017 
 Black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa islandica - A616, nb
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Dark-bellied Brent goose, Branta bernicla bernicla - A675, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Little tern, Sterna albifrons - A195, b
  Sandwich tern, Sterna sandvicensis - A191, b
  Teal, Anas crecca - A704, nb
  Ringed plover, Charadrius hiaticula - A137, nb
  Roseate tern, Sterna dougallii - A192, b
  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
  Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus - A176, b
  Dark-bellied Brent goose, Branta bernicla bernicla - A675, nb
  Common tern, Sterna hirundo - A193, b
  Little tern, Sterna albifrons - A195, b
  Sandwich tern, Sterna sandvicensis - A191, b
  Teal, Anas crecca - A704, nb
  Ringed plover, Charadrius hiaticula - A137, nb
  Roseate tern, Sterna dougallii - A192, b
  Waterbird assemblage