SAGB2013 Tim Dapling (Sussex IFCA)

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SAGB2013 Tim Dapling (Sussex IFCA)

  1. 1. Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities Priorities, Challenges & Expectations SAGB Annual Conference May 2013 Tim Dapling Chief Fisheries & Conservation Officer
  2. 2. Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities
  3. 3. Fisheries Duties 153. Management of inshore fisheries (1) The authority for an IFC district must manage the exploitation of sea fisheries resources in that district. (2) In performing its duty under sub section (1), the authority for an IFC district must - (a) seek to ensure that the exploitation of sea fisheries resources is carried out in a sustainable way, (b) seek to balance the social and economic benefits of exploiting the sea fisheries resources of the district with the need to protect the marine environment from, or promote its recovery from, the effects of such exploitation, (c) take any other steps which in the authority’s opinion are necessary or expedient for the purpose of making a contribution to the achievement of sustainable development, and (d) seek to balance the different needs of persons engaged in the exploitation of sea fisheries resources in the district.
  4. 4. Conservation Duties 154. Protection of marine conservation zones (1) The authority for an IFC district must seek to ensure that the conservation objectives of any MCZ in the district are furthered. (2) Nothing in section 153(2) is to affect the performance of the duty imposed by this clause.
  5. 5. • Legal framework and Defra guidance Vision/Success Criteria/High Level Objectives • Local Community Requirements • Partnerships & Projects initiatives/opportunities • Development/implementation of new marine law/policy • Unanticipated response to national issue (i.e. change in approach to management of EMS) IFCA priorities - influences
  6. 6. Challenges • Prioritising • What can be controlled and influenced? • Balancing interests • Evidence to inform decision making • Resources
  7. 7. Expectations Thank you, Any questions?

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