The Inshore Fisheries Management and Conservation Group (IFMAC) established a short-life working group to discuss the issue of hobby/unlicensed fishermen and report back with possible actions to reduce the incidence of unlicensed fishing.
The working group identified a number of possible actions to reduce the incidence of unlicensed fishermen selling their catch for profit which can be broadly split into two distinct areas: educational and legislative.
Thsi document seeks to consult on legislative options, including consideration of;
-Permits for unlicensed/hobby fishermen
-Creel limits and/or tagging
-Landing limits for different species
-Personal Consumption Definitions