The Isles of Scilly IFCA is responsible for the management of fisheries and fisheries activities in Marine Protected Areas to a distance of six nautical miles

Almost all the fishing in the Isles of Scilly takes place between March and November. During the season we carry out patrols to ensure that we continue to achieve high levels of compliance amongst the local fishing fleet.

We also keep a close eye on vessels that are fishing further out and close to our boundary, to ensure that anyone fishing inside our district meets the regulations set out in our local byelaws

We develop and collaborate in scientific research projects which we use to keep an eye on changes which are taking place within protected areas and the wider seas. We are currently running projects in conjunction with Plymouth and Exeter universities working alongside our local fishermen gathering data on shellfish.