Cockle And Mussel Fisheries

All Cockles Mussels

Dee Estuary

West Kirby Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

No Stock

  • Open for size Mussel.
  • Currently no stock.
  • Minimum size for Mussel is 45mm across the longest part of the shell.
  • Submit Returns online here.

Wirral

Leasowe Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Closed

Ribble Estuary

All Cockle Beds

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Closed

Seafield Road Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

Restrictions in Place

Prohibited

 

greenforgoTraining Walls Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open
  • Open for size Mussel.
  • Minimum size for Mussel is 45mm across the longest part of the shell.
  • Submit Returns online here.

Morecambe Bay

greenforgoPilling Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

Permit Holders Only

7th November 2016 to 30th April 2017

  • Hand-gathering by Byelaw 3 Permit Holders only.
  • Not open to the public.
  • Fishing during day and night.
  • Access to the fishery via Fluke Hall Lane.
  • Full authorisation available here.
  • HRA available here.
  • Information about classification and movement documents can be found from Wyre Council here.
  • Submit Returns online here.

Middleton Sands Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Closed

Warton Sands Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Closed

Flookburgh Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Closed

greenforgoLeven Sands Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

Permit Holders Only

7th November 2016 to 30th April 2017

An amendment has been made to the authorisation.

  • Hand-gathering by Byelaw 3 Permit Holders only.
  • Not open to the public.
  • Fishing during day and night.
  • Access only via the hard core track off Moor Lane (West Plain).
  • Authorisation has been amended check the full authorisation available here.
  • HRA available here.
  • South Lakeland District Council will issue Registration (Movement) Documents.
  • Submit Returns online here.

Knott End Sea Life Centre South Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

Currently limited stock

  • Open for size Mussel.
  • Currently limited stock.
  • Minimum size for Mussel is 45mm across the longest part of the shell.
  • Submit Returns online here.

 

Knott End Spit Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

Currently limited stock

  • Open for size Mussel.
  • Currently limited stock.
  • Minimum size for Mussel is 45mm across the longest part of the shell.
  • Submit Returns online here.

 

Heysham Flat Size Mussel Fishery

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

Part of Bed Closed Under Byelaw 13a to Protect Honeycomb Worm Reef – See Closure Notice

Currently limited stock 

 

North Morecambe Bay Incl. Foulney Mussel Beds

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

Currently limited stock

  • Open for size Mussel.
  • Currently limited stock.
  • Minimum size for Mussel is 45mm across the longest part of the shell.
  • Submit Returns online here.

Duddon Estuary

Duddon Estuary Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Closed

Duddon Estuary Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

No Stock

  • Open for size Mussel.
  • Currently No Stock
  • Minimum size for Mussel is 45mm across the longest part of the shell.
  • Submit Returns online here.

Solway

Cardurnock Flats Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Closed

Beckfoot Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Closed

Middle Bank Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Closed

Solway Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

Limited Stock

  • Open for size Mussel.
  • Currently limited stock.
  • Minimum size for Mussel is 45mm across the longest part of the shell.
  • Submit Returns online here.