1, Preston Street, CARNFORTH, Lancashire, LA5 9BY


Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the above act North Western IFCA intends to apply to the Minister for Defra for the confirmation of the following Byelaws:

Byelaw 3 Cockle and Mussel Hand Gathering Permit 2019 combines and streamlines current cockle and mussel byelaws with new arrangements for permit renewal and amending permit conditions after stakeholder consultation. Permit suspensions in response to multiple offences are introduced. The number of new permits is increased to 20 per year with a new upper limit of 150 permits. New commercial areas are proposed together with other changes.

Byelaw 4 Potting Permit Byelaw 2019 updates current regulations covering potting for any species including crab, lobster, prawn and whelk. The annual fees for commercial and non-commercial permits will be £200 and £20 respectively.  Amendments to permit conditions will be possible following stakeholder consultation.

How to Comment: Any person who wishes to object to the confirmation of either byelaw can obtain free copies of the byelaws from the address above or from Objections must be sent in writing to the Marine Conservation and Enforcement Team, Marine Management Organisation, P.O. Box 1275, Newcastle, NE99 5BN (email:, and the NWIFCA (address above or by Friday 8th November 2019.