Who we are and what we do
The Fisheries Directorate of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) undertakes to manage and protect fisheries and their supporting ecosystems within the Island and its territorial sea.
Licencing and enforcement are key to the management and protection of our fisheries. Monitoring of fishery stock levels and scientific-data assist our efforts; we also work with the fishing industry, anglers, wildlife and marine conservation groups and other stakeholders.
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|Landing Obligation will apply to the Isle of Man fisheries from 1 January 2019|
|Whelk fishery - Grace period for compliance with Isle of Man Sea Fishing Licence condition 29(b)|
The UK have produced guidance on Exporting and importing fish if there’s no Brexit deal.
Technical Notices on Brexit, including fisheries matters, are on the Brexit Technical Notices webpage (under the Fourth Tranche).
Fishing industry encouraged to get ready for EU catch certificates in the event of a no deal. Updated guidance from the UK is also available
Department of Environment Food and Agriculture
Thie Slieau Whallian
+44 1624 685857