Temporary Closure of Shellfish Fisheries: Wash Restricted Area

The Authority has closed to all shellfish fisheries the area covering the Wash Restricted Area (i.e. the area between the Wash Fishery Order 1992 and the Le Strange Estate Fishery) using byelaw 8: Temporary Closure of Shellfish Fisheries.

The closure is in place until the 27th January 2022, or until the Wash Restricted Area Byelaw 2019 is implemented.

The closure has been put in place as the Emergency Wash Byelaw has expired and its replacement, which will allow Eastern IFCA to manage the area, is awaiting implementation. We anticipate the replacement byelaw being in place prior to the next cockle fishery.

For a chart of the closed area please click here


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