Archive for August, 2016

BEACH CLEAN on COCKLERIDGE _ Sunday 18th September 2016

As part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean – 2016, we are organising a clean up of rubbish on Cockleridge on Sunday 18th September between 3pm & 4pm (low water will be around 2.00pm) – weather permitting   You can sign up via this link -  http://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/user/register

The main purposes of these events are both to rid the estuary of unsightly rubbish and to protect those species which may be damaged or destroyed by its presence in, on, under or near the water.   Secondary objectives are to have fun on the beach or river  and enjoy each others company.

Most of these beach cleans are held in association with the Marine Conservation Society.  As a condition of participation, all volunteers are expected to adhere strictly to commonsense  Safety Guidelines at all times and to follow the advice of the Organiser on the day as conditions may vary.   The guidelines can be scrutinised by clicking here – ACA BEACH CLEANS3

If in doubt call Stuart Watts on 01548 810373.

We shall be recording details of what we find to complement our previous surveys and to add to the national database maintained by the Marine Conservation Society.

All are welcome but no unaccompanied minors, please.  Please come equipped with stout footwear, gardening gloves, warm clothes, etc. If you have any spare collection sacks, they would be useful.

Netting Permit Byelaw – publicity events

Devon and Severn IFCA are holding a number of events to publicise the proposed Netting Permit Byelaw.   Please join Officers at the promotion trailer that will be at the following venues between 1600hrs and 2000hrs.  This is your opportunity to ask questions and find out more information.  Large charts showing estuaries and coastal areas will be on display as well as the byelaw and permit conditions.  Copies will be available for you to take away.  Please advertise this as widely as possible within the fishing community.

Churchfields car park, Appledore, EX39 1RL                                         15th August 2016
Cove car park, The Cove, Ilfracombe, EX34 9EN                                   16th August 2016
Fish Quay, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, PL4 0LH                                  17th August 2016
Imperial Road Recreational Ground, Exmouth, EX8 1DB                    18th August 2016
The Den, Den Crescent, Teignmouth, TQ14 8AA                                  19th August 2016
Quay West car park, Quay West, Minehead, TA24 5UP                      22nd August 2016
Entrance to Sailing Club, The Promenade, Clevedon, BS21 7QU       23rd August 2016
Manor Road car park, Sidmouth, EX10 8RR                                         24th August 2016
Car park, Creek boat park, Gould Road, Salcombe, TQ8 8DU             25th August 2016
Freshwater Quarry car park, Blackball Lane, Brixham, TQ5 8BA        26th August 2016

The byelaw, permit conditions and charts can be viewed in advance on our website: www.devonandsevernifca.gov.uk/public-consultation-

Regards,

Mat Mander
Deputy Chief Officer (Enforcement)