Meetings looking to protect coastline
8:00am Sunday 7th October 2012 in News
Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority is staging a series of 12 fishing meetings during October and November to look at ways of protecting the marine environment around the Cornish coastline.
The Authority is responsible for managing fishing activities within the six mile limit around the coast of Cornwall, including in the inshore marine protected sites (MPA’s ) around the coast.
As part of this process it wants to harness the enthusiasm and wide experience of individuals and organisations that have an interest in the fisheries.
The aim of the meetings is to consider future management options for MPAs). The meetings are being held in ‘workshop format’ to inform, exchange and gather information with commercial fishermen, recreational sea anglers, divers and other sea users.
Meetings have already been held in Mevagisisey and Falmouth, with further meetings due to take place in Hayle, Newquay, Sennen, Millbrook, Port Isaac, Padstow, Newlyn, Cadgwith, St Ives and Looe.
The schedule for the meetings, all of which start at 7pm, are:
*HAYLE Wednesday 10 October at Hayle Community Centre
*NEWQUAY Friday 12 October at Newquay Rowing Club
*SENNEN Wednesday 17 October at Sennen Community Hall
*MILLBROOK Monday 29 October at Millbrook AFC
*PORT ISAAC Wednesday 31 October at Port Isaac Village Hall
*PADSTOW Friday 9 November at the National Lobster Hatchery
*NEWLYN Monday 12 November at The Fishermen’s Mission
*CADGWITH Friday 16 November at the Pilot Gig Shed
*ST IVES Wednesday 21 November at the Shore Shelter Lodge
*LOOE Friday 23 November at Looe Council Chamber