Wash Cockle Fishery 2023 Consultation

We are seeking the views of Wash cockle fishermen on proposals for the 2023 cockle fishery.


The deadline for responses is midday on 19 June 2023. The likely earliest opening date for the fishery is 3 July 2023 as a result of available tides.


The proposals are informed by the annual cockle survey, the report for which is available here:

Wash Intertidal Cockle Survey Report


Proposals for this years’ fishery includes a potential change to the way the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) is calculated.  A report examining this proposal can be found here:

Review of the Cockle Fishery Total Allowable Catch and Rationale for Potential Changes


Further information about the proposals, including the proposed wording of management measures can be found at the links below along with the questionnaire.

We look forward to receiving your feedback.


Proposed closed areas

Potential seal haul-out closures

Proposed operating times

Draft management measures




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