Devon and Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority
This is a statutory body set up under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Order No. 2212).
The vision statement for the new organisation is:
'Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities will 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.'
This sums up the work the new Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA will be expected to undertake within its new area.
The IFCA is the Competent Authority for the protection of European Marine Sites with regard to fisheries activity and as such will be responsible for management of the new Torbay SAC. This will help Torbay to discharge some of its duties with regard to the new site.
The IFCA also has byelaw making powers.
ActingChief Officer Devon and Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority
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