Mussel Re-laying Fishery 2023 Opening
Following the annual mussel stock survey and consultation, the Wash Interim Measures Mussel Relaying Fishery 2023 will open on 12 June, at 00:00.
Following consultation responses, the TAC of this fishery has been reduced to 500 tonnes, with 400 tonnes for the dredge fishery and 100 tonnes for hand-worked.
Please also note that due to samples showing high levels of E. Coli, the water classification of the beds below has been downgraded to Class C. As a result, these beds will not be opened initially. If the water classification improves, the beds will be opened.
– Skate Run
– Back of the Wall
Application forms can be downloaded from here: Application Form – Wash Temporary Closure 2023 Exemption
The full consultation outcome report can be found here: Consultation Outcome Report – The Wash Mussel Re-laying Fishery 2023 Outcome Report
Please see the infographic here for further details