• Wash cockle fishery reopens – for five days

    Wash cockle fishery reopens – for five days

    14th July 2023

    The Wash cockle fishery opened at 4.45am on Monday, 3 July, but by the time you read this, it will be closed again. That’s because this ‘initial opening’ was only due to run until 1.45am on Saturday, 8 July, and…

  • Controversial cockle permit scheme

    Controversial cockle permit scheme

    16th February 2018

    Cockle gatherers have raised concerns about a new permit scheme for the Dee Estuary, which they believe could exclude them from the local industry, reports Geoff Abbott. The application date for the new permit closed on Friday, 9 February, but…


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