Medway Estuary 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

COCKLE FISHERY FLEXIBLE 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 
 Low energy intertidal rock
  Intertidal sand and muddy sand
  Intertidal mixed sediments
  Subtidal coarse sediment
  Subtidal sand
  Subtidal mud
  Peat and clay exposures
  Estuarine rocky habitats
  Tentacled lagoon-worm (Alkmaria romijni)

RIVER MEDWAY NURSERY AREA (PROHIBITION OF FISHING) 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 
 Low energy intertidal rock
  Intertidal sand and muddy sand
  Intertidal mixed sediments
  Subtidal coarse sediment
  Subtidal sand
  Subtidal mud
  Peat and clay exposures
  Estuarine rocky habitats
  Tentacled lagoon-worm (Alkmaria romijni)