Welcome to FIPAD, the Fishing Protocol for Archaeological Discoveries (Sussex Inshore Fisheries Conservation Area).

FIPAD is a voluntary reporting Protocol for reporting finds of archaeological interest that will help us better understand the UK’s rich maritime history.  This Protocol is currently being trialled in the Sussex Inshore Fisheries Conservation Area.

FIPAD and the post of Historic Environment Fisheries Liaison Officer (HEFLO) is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and implemented by Wessex Archaeology in collaboration with Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority.

If you would like to report an archaeological discovery found within the Sussex IFCA, click the Report Now button below to open the Online Reporting Form.

You can also report your finds using the following methods

Do you work in the fishing industry in Sussex? Want to find out more about the Protocol?

Then visit our Resource and FAQ webpages for information on identifying archaeological finds and how to report them.

Find out more about the Protocol here.