Lead Contact Details

Name: Fay Hieatt
Email: enquiries@rtc.org.uk
Tel: 01896 848 294


A Body Corporate with powers granted by Acts of Parliament

Geography Area Covered

The River Tweed and its tributaries extending five miles out to sea and includes the coastline between Cockburnspath and Holy Island.

Membership Details

The partnership governance groups this organisation is represented on

Marine Protected Areas

The River Tweed Commission operates or has management which influences, the following inshore marine protected areas between Fast Castle Head and the River Tyne:


Management Actions

The River Tweed Commission has the following management measures in place to ensure its functions and regulatory powers are carried out in a manner that achieves the conservation objectives for the inshore marine protected areas in which it operates:

  1. RTC work collaboratively and share information with other fisheries regulators (EA and NIFCA) on the coast
  2. Work to ensure that management regimes in the Tweed and Eye Fisheries District have regard to the designated features of marine protected areas
  3. Regulation of net fisheries at a sustainable level
  4. Promoting biosecurity and raising awareness of the impacts of non-native species within the Tweed Catchment

Data, Information and Mapping

The River Tweed Commission holds the following data that could be of interest to other partners who are responsible for managing marine areas: