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posted : July 29, 2013 Post subject: Devon & Severn IFCA - Your chance to make a difference
Dear Diver,

I would like to invite you to participate in our survey which aims to assess the effectiveness of the Devon & Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (D&SIFCA) stakeholder engagement.

The Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) were established in April 2011. They replaced the Sea Fisheries Committees following the Marine and Coastal Access Act (2009) which modernised inshore sea fisheries resource management in England. They are responsible for inshore waters up to 6 nautical miles.

The Devon & Severn IFCA is working to strengthen its existing stakeholder relationships, and to develop new and more efficient ways of working. This questionnaire is part of a study being conducted by members of the Marine Institute, Plymouth University (Sarah Gall and Lynda Rodwell) and has been designed to assess the effectiveness of stakeholder engagement by D&SIFCA since its inception two years ago. This marks the second round of the study, with the first round being completed in 2012. It will be repeated again in subsequent years to provide both positive and negative feedback on an annual basis to improve and strengthen stakeholder relations. Your views are very important if future management and stakeholder engagement is to be effective.

The survey can be found at and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. All information provided will remain confidential and will be handled anonymously. Only aggregated data will be used in analysis and reporting. You have the right to withdraw from the survey at any time.

If you would like further information about this research or have concerns, please contact Sarah Gall ( or Lynda Rodwell (

If you would like to provide additional comments directly to D&SIFCA or have questions then please contact them directly either by email - or by telephone on 01803 854648 or see their website -

Thank you in advance for your participation,

Sarah Gall

PhD Student
Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research & Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre
School of Marine Science and Engineering

Postal address:
Marine Institute,
Level 3, Marine Building,
Plymouth University,
Drake Circus,
PL4 8AA,


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