Apply for a Permit

Byelaw 3 – Permit to Fish for Cockles and Mussels

If you wish to join the waiting list for Byelaw 3 please send a written request to the office by e-mail to [email protected] or by post to the address at the bottom of the page. Please note only ten new permits are issued each year on a first come first served basis. Currently there is over 70 people on the waiting list..

To renew your Byelaw 3 permit please download and complete the renewal form below.

Byelaw 3 Renewal Form and Guidance Notes

If you wish to join the Byelaw 3 Waiting List please download and complete the form below.

Byelaw 3 Waiting List Application Form


Byelaw 26 – Permit to Fish for Lobster, Crab and Whelk

To apply for a permit under Cumbria Sea Fisheries Byelaw 26 please download and complete the application form below.

Byelaw 26 Application Form


Byelaw 26 & 27 – Fixed Engines and Mobile Nets

To apply for a permit under North Western Sea Fisheries Committee Legacy Byelaw 26 & 27 please use the forms below.

Byelaw 26 & 27 Application Form and Byelaw 26 & 27 Guidance Notes


Byelaw 30 – Permit to Fish for Lobster, Crawfish, Crab, Prawn and Whelk (Recreational)

To apply for a permit under North Western Sea Fisheries Committee Legacy Byelaw 30 please use the form below. Please note the district no longer covers North Wales. If you wish to fish in North Wales please follow this link.

Byelaw 30 Application Form


Completed application forms can be emailed to the Carnforth office at [email protected] or sent via post to:

NWIFCA
1 Preston Street
Carnforth
Lancashire
LA5 9BY 

Please include your mobile number on your application to be notified via text when applications are open for the next year. To ensure that your application is processed as quickly as possible please include all requested documents before submitting.