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Who we are and what we do

The Fisheries Division of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is responsible for the conservation of marine and inland fishery resources and the regulation of associated activities. The Division sits within the Environment Directorate of the Department.

Our Division is composed of four teams;

  • Sea Fisheries Policy,
  • Fisheries Enforcement,
  • Marine Conservation, and
  • Inland Fisheries.

You can view the structure of our teams by downloading the staff organograms in the ‘downloadable documents’ sections to the right of this page.

We are committed to working effectively and in partnership with stakeholders, including the fishing industry, anglers, wildlife and marine conservation groups, and the wider public.

The Fisheries Division would encourage members of the public to report any suspicious incidents relating to fisheries matters to the Department for further investigation email:

For more information, please use the links below and the navigation bar to the left of this page.

Please click the relevant button(s) below to visit our webpages.

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Button _Recreational Fishing    button_Fish buyers and sellers

button_Legislation policy enforcement    button_Hobby crab and lobster potting

Button _Marine Conservation    button_Fisheries science 

Environment Directorate

Fisheries Division

Department of Environment Food and Agriculture

Thie Slieau Whallian

Foxdale Road

St John's


Telephone:+44 1624 685857

Email:Send Email

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