Our Policies and Consultations

Welcome to our policies page

The Institute is working on a number of new position statements and these will be released and circulated in due course. If members have any subjects they feel the Institute should be working on please do get in touch.

Current Position Statements

The following policies are currently in the process of being revised

  • Run-of-River Hydropower
  • Brexit
  • Sustainable Fisheries Management in Estuaries
  • Sustainable Management of Sea bass

Consultation Responses

  • Potential extension to the Yorkshire and North East Sea coastal trout netting season
  • Net Fishing Management for Estuaries, Harbours and Piers in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
  • Sussex IFCA Consultation on Near-Shore Trawling
  • Sussex IFCA Consultation on Near-Shore Netting
  • Managing Salmon Fisheries in England and the Border Esk (EA Response)
  • Managing Salmon Fisheries in England and the Border Esk (EA Response) Part 2 Q7-11
  • Response from the Institute of Fisheries Management to the Government’s ‘A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment’
  • Institute of Fisheries Management response to the Welsh Government (WG) consultation on the draft Welsh National Marine Plan (WNMP)

Wildlife and Countryside Link

The Institute is an active member of Wildlife and Countryside Link.

Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) is the largest environment and wildlife coalition in England, bringing together 58 organisations to use their strong joint voice for the protection of nature. Our members campaign to conserve, enhance and access our landscapes, animals, plants, habitats, rivers and seas. Together we have the support of over eight million people in the UK and directly protect over 750,000 hectares of land and 800 miles of coastline.

As a member of Link we benefit from the work that they do to make the government, and other related agencies, aware of the environment and any impacts their work may have on it.

We have added our name to a number of consultation responses, letters and policy documents generated through Link.

We will post the latest Link work here