Chesil Beach and Stennis Ledges MCZ
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

FISHING UNDER MECHANICAL POWER - CLOSED AREA

Between the 1st day of May and the 31st day of August fishing is prohibited. Protects features within the closure from disturbance from fishing activities.

Organisation: Southern IFCA

Implementation Year: 1994

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

15/09/2017 
 High energy intertidal rock
  Intertidal coarse sediment
  High energy infralittoral rock
  Native oyster (Ostrea edulis)
  Pink sea-fan (Eunicella verrucosa)

OYSTERS

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

Organisation: Southern IFCA

Implementation Year: 1991

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

15/09/2017 
 Native oyster (Ostrea edulis)

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 
 Native oyster (Ostrea edulis)

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 
 High energy intertidal rock
  Intertidal coarse sediment
  High energy infralittoral rock
  Native oyster (Ostrea edulis)
  Pink sea-fan (Eunicella verrucosa)