Deadline for Responses Extended: Formal Consultation on the Eligibility Policy (Allocation of Permits) under the Wash Cockle and Mussel Byelaw 2021

Eastern IFCA is extending the deadline for responses to the formal consultation on Eligibility Policy which will manage access to the cockle and mussel fisheries in The Wash under the new Cockle and Mussel Byelaw 2021.


The new deadline for responding to this consultation is Friday 26th August 2022.


This extension is to provide additional time for stakeholders to consider the Eligibility Policy and how it may affect their individual businesses and further opportunity for feedback and input into the development of the Policy which will guide how permits are allocated under the new byelaw.


To read the full Eligibility Policy [click here].

To read a summary of the Eligibility Policy [click here].



How to have your say:


We have produced a questionnaire, designed to get your feedback on every aspect of the Eligibility Policy. You can fill this out online through the following link: [Questionnaire]





If you would like a physical copy, please contact the office and we will send it through to you by post. We also welcome written responses, should this be your preference. Please email or post these to us using the contact details linked above.





We are also happy to arrange meetings small groups on request, as well as to meet with larger groups such as fishermen’s associations if that is preferred. To arrange a meeting, please contact the office.





We appreciate that some stakeholders prefer one-to-one dialogue or may wish to discuss elements of their business model which are confidential or sensitive. We are happy to arrange meetings or calls with individuals if this is preferred. To arrange an individual meeting, please contact the office.




For more information on the Eligibility Policy, how it has been developed and what it seeks to achieve, and what happens after the consultation closes please visit our previous news item all about the launch of the consultation: Formal Consultation: Eligibility Policy (Allocation of Permits) and Limitation on the Number of Permits under the Wash Cockle and Mussel Byelaw 2021.

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