North Devon Coast

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Skates & Rays

The North Devon Ray Pilot Project was funded by D&S IFCA, Northern Devon FLAG, the European Fisheries Fund, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and North Devon Biosphere Reserve.

The aim was to gather more data to prove the fishery is healthy. To keep it sustainable, the NDFA already uses its own voluntary minimum size restriction and has designated a ‘ray box’ in the sea, which isn’t targeted during the breeding season.