Byelaw 4: Mussels (Mytillus edulis) – minimum size

Guidance

The minimum landing size for mussels caught outside of the Wash Fishery Order (1992) fisheries is 50mm (length).

Byelaw

No person shall remove from any fishery, or from one part of a fishery to another part thereof, any mussel (Myti/us edu/is) less than 50 mm in length but shall return such shellfish to the sea immediately, except that this byelaw shall not apply within that part of the District contained within the boundaries of the Wash Fishery Order 1992, where the minimum sizes shall be determined by regulations made under the said Order.

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