Eastern IFCA is launching a consultation on the Cromer Shoal Chalk Beds Byelaw 2023 Phase 1 permit conditions. This is the first phase of permit condition development intended to be agreed prior to the byelaw being confirmed. The consultation considers two proposed permit conditions:

  • An inshore potting vessel restriction
  • A winter closure over the ‘rugged chalk’


To access the consultation please click here. A summary of the proposed measures, including charts, is provided here.


The consultation will close on the 29th February 2024 and views can be provided in any of the following ways:

  • In writing to Eastern IFCA, Unit 6, North Lynn Business Village, Bergen Way, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 2JG;
  • Via email to
  • Call us on 01553 775321


Please also find a document detailing brief updates on other ARM workstreams here.

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