Inshore Potting Agreement (IPA)

The Inshore Potting Agreement (IPA) is a zonal and temporal fishery management system designed by inshore fisherman to reduce conflict between static gear (pots and nets) and towed gear (trawl and dredge) and is regulated through a fishing licence condition

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“Supporting the coastal towns are fishing communities bound together by an industry-driven management system that has proved successful in so many ways. Where once there was conflict, there is now well-established collaboration within the industry and with scientists, government bodies and other stakeholders”

Holly Kaiser, Fishing News

The South Devon "Inshore Potting Agreement (IPA) was originally a Gentlemen's Agreement and represents one of the most innovate forms of fisheries management in the UK; a management regime with fishermen at it's heart."

South Devon & Channel Shellfishermen

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