Medway Estuary and Marshes 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

COCKLE FISHERY FLEXIBLE PERMIT BYELAW

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 
 Dunlin, Calidris alpina alpina - A672, nb
  Knot, Calidris canutus - A143, nb
  Little tern, Sterna albifrons - A195, b
  Pintail, Anas acuta - A054, nb
  Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta - A132-A, b
  Grey plover, Pluvialis squatarola - A141, nb
  Dark-bellied Brent goose, Branta bernicla bernicla - A675, nb
  Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna - A048, nb
  Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta - A132-A, nb
  Ringed plover, Charadrius hiaticula - A137, nb
  Redshank, Tringa totanus - A162, nb
  Waterbird assemblage

COCKLE FISHERY FLEXIBLE PERMIT BYELAW

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 
 Breeding bird assemblage

RIVER MEDWAY NURSERY AREA (PROHIBITION OF FISHING) BYELAW

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 
 Dunlin, Calidris alpina alpina - A672, nb
  Knot, Calidris canutus - A143, nb
  Little tern, Sterna albifrons - A195, b
  Pintail, Anas acuta - A054, nb
  Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta - A132-A, b
  Grey plover, Pluvialis squatarola - A141, nb
  Dark-bellied Brent goose, Branta bernicla bernicla - A675, nb
  Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna - A048, nb
  Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta - A132-A, nb
  Ringed plover, Charadrius hiaticula - A137, nb
  Redshank, Tringa totanus - A162, nb
  Waterbird assemblage
  Breeding bird assemblage