Shrimp Permit Launch

With effect from August 2023 the Authority will be implementing the Shrimp Permit Byelaw 2018. This will mean that a permit will be required in order to fish commercially for shrimp within the Eastern IFCA district. The intention is to begin enforcing this requirement on 1 September 2023, so commercial shrimp fishers are encouraged to apply for a permit in good time.

The byelaw is primarily intended as a means of enabling shrimp fishing by managing fishing effort within the Marine Protected Areas of the Wash and North Norfolk Coast in accordance with the Shrimp Effort Limitation Scheme

Fishing for shrimp within the Wash and North Norfolk Coast SAC will require a ‘Category 1’ permit. This will cost £100, and applicants must fulfil the requirements detailed in this infographic.

Fishing for shrimp elsewhere in the district will require a ‘Category 2’ permit, which does not have a fee and is open to everyone, as detailed in this infographic.

Please note that both permit types require gear certification to be completed before a permit will be issued, so early applications are encouraged using this application form.

For more information, please contact the office.

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