Beachy Head West MCZ
This information lists the management measures (regulatory and voluntary) that are currently in place in English Waters that either directly or indirectly help to protect the features of the site. Management is in place for licensable activities in all MPAs as all applications for licences and consents 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 or section 126 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, if they have the potential to impact on an MPA feature. Only Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority and Marine Management Organisation byelaws are currently displayed, the information available is therefore not yet complete. Additional management measures are being collated and will be added in future stages.
Management measuresModified DateFeatures protected by measure

MARINE PROTECTED AREAS BYELAW

Provides fishing restrictions to protect sensitive features.

Organisation: Sussex IFCA

Implementation Year: N/A

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

15/09/2017 
 Intertidal coarse sediment
  High energy circalittoral rock
  Moderate energy circalittoral rock
  Subtidal sand
  Subtidal mud
  Subtidal mixed sediments
  Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) beds
  Littoral chalk communities
  Subtidal chalk
  Infralittoral rock and thin sandy sediment
  Infralittoral muddy sand
  Infralittoral sandy mud
  Short snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus)
  Native oyster (Ostrea edulis)

SCALLOP CLOSED SEASON

No dredging for Scallops 1st June to 31st October. Protects features from disturbance from fishing activities.

Organisation: Sussex IFCA

Implementation Year: N/A

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

15/09/2017 
 Intertidal coarse sediment
  High energy circalittoral rock
  Moderate energy circalittoral rock
  Subtidal sand
  Subtidal mud
  Subtidal mixed sediments
  Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) beds
  Littoral chalk communities
  Subtidal chalk
  Infralittoral rock and thin sandy sediment
  Infralittoral muddy sand
  Infralittoral sandy mud
  Short snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus)
  Native oyster (Ostrea edulis)

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 
 Intertidal coarse sediment
  High energy circalittoral rock
  Moderate energy circalittoral rock
  Subtidal sand
  Subtidal mud
  Subtidal mixed sediments
  Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) beds
  Littoral chalk communities
  Subtidal chalk
  Infralittoral rock and thin sandy sediment
  Infralittoral muddy sand
  Infralittoral sandy mud
  Short snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus)
  Native oyster (Ostrea edulis)

TRAWLING EXCLUSION BYELAW

Trawling is prohibited first day of May and ending the last day of October. Protects features from disturbance from fishing activities.

Organisation: Sussex IFCA

Implementation Year: N/A

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

15/09/2017 
 Intertidal coarse sediment
  High energy circalittoral rock
  Moderate energy circalittoral rock
  Subtidal sand
  Subtidal mud
  Subtidal mixed sediments
  Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) beds
  Littoral chalk communities
  Subtidal chalk
  Infralittoral rock and thin sandy sediment
  Infralittoral muddy sand
  Infralittoral sandy mud
  Short snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus)
  Native oyster (Ostrea edulis)