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IFCA Evaluation - FX0120

Description
Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) were established by the Marine and Coastal Access Act (MaCAA) (2009). They have been fully operational since April 2011, replacing the former Sea Fisheries Committees (SFCs). The IFCA vision is to ‘lead, champion and manage a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries, by successfully securing the right balance between social, environmental and economic benefits to ensure healthy seas, sustainable fisheries and a viable industry’. IFCAs are responsible for the English inshore region up to 6 nautical miles from baselines[1]. Their role includes development of management measures and byelaws to regulate the fishing industry, enforcement activities and engagement with stakeholders. IFCAs are also expected to contribute to the national policy framework for managing the marine environment.

This evaluation has three aims:

To enhance understanding of how effective the design and implementation of IFCAs has been;
To assess and understand the benefits and impacts IFCAs have provided; and
To identify lessons learnt and best practices that can be used to inform future governance and management of UK fisheries.
Objective
This evaluation has three aims:

To enhance understanding of how effective the design and implementation of IFCAs has been;
To assess and understand the benefits and impacts IFCAs have provided; and
To identify lessons learnt and best practices that can be used to inform future governance and management of UK fisheries.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : IFCAs main report 180521   (1235k)
• ANX - Annex : IFCAs annexes 180521   (927k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2019

To: 2021

Cost: £91,990
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd (RPA)
Keywords
Evaluation              
Fisheries              
Marine