NIFCA - which is jointly funded via a precept by Northumberland County Council and North Tyneside Council - has a district that extends six nautical miles into the sea and runs from the Scottish Border in the north to the southern border of North Tyneside Council in the south.
Chief inshore fisheries and conservation officer Al Browne, from NIFCA, said: "We are absolutely delighted with the new vessel and the extra capability she provides.
The NIFCA would like to thank all concerned and we look forward to St Aidan providing excellent service to the people of Northumberland and North Tyneside for a number of years.
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Chief Officer Al Browne said after the hearing: "This case therefore sends out a message about the importance of the Northumberland Shell Fishery.
Partner Chris Pearson said it was a challenging requirement to satisfy "given that NIFCA
were seeking offices of circa 2,500 sq ft with a warehouse of approximately 1,500 sq ft for boat storage".
NIFCA chief executive Mike Hardy was remaining diplomatic last night but authority member Dougie Watkin hit out at the court's ruling.
The court heard how lobster pots attached to a marker buoy bearing the name of Affleck's vessel Soph-Ash Jay were found in the sea north of Holy Island, during a routine inspection by NIFCA chief officer Al Browne on August 2.
NIFCA last night said the size of the fine should serve as a warning to anyone flouting fishing regulations.
The court heard how lobster pots attached to a marker buoy bearing the name of Affleck's vessel Soph-Ash Jay were found in the sea, North of Holy Island, during a routine inspection by NIFCA chief officer Al Browne on August 2.