Byelaws

A copy of the full Byelaws in booklet form is available here.

North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority Byelaws

Byelaw Title
Byelaw 3 Permit to Fish for Cockles and Mussels.
Byelaw 5 Heysham Bass Nursery Area Prohibition of Fishing
Byelaw 6 Protection for European Marine Site Features

North Western Sea Fisheries Committee Byelaws

The limits of the North Western Sea Fisheries District can be found here.

Byelaw Title
Byelaw 1 The District
Byelaw 2 Attachments to Nets
Byelaw 3 Prohibition on Seine Netting
Byelaw 6 Shrimp and Prawns – Restriction on Fishing
Byelaw 7 Mesh Sizes – Nets Other than Trawl Nets
Byelaw 8 Small Mesh Nets – Other than Trawl Nets – Restrictions
Byelaw 9 Mechanically Propelled Vessels
Byelaw 10 Set and Drift Nets
Byelaw 11 Marking of Fishing Gear and Keep Pots
Byelaw 12 Restrictions on Fishing for Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish
Byelaw 13A Cockles and Mussels – Management of the Fishery
Byelaw 16 Shellfishery – Temporary Closure
Byelaw 18 Foul Hooking of Sea Fish
Byelaw 19 Specified Fish Sizes
Byelaw 26 Fixed Engines – Prohibitions and Authorisations (England)
Byelaw 27 Mobile Nets – Prohibitions and Authorisations (England)
Byelaw 28 Application of Byelaws
Byelaw 30 Fishing for Lobster, Crawfish, Crab, Prawn and Whelk
Byelaw 31 Protection of V-Notched Lobsters

Cumbria Sea Fisheries Committee Byelaws

The limits of the Cumbria Sea Fisheries District can be found here.

Byelaw Title
Byelaw 1 Revocation of Byelaws Heretofore in Force
Byelaw 2 Authority to Make Byelaws
Byelaw 3 Size Limit of Boats Allowed Inside the District
Byelaw 4 Marking and Siting of Fixed Nets, Traps, Pots and Lines
Byelaw 7 Winkles – Method of Fishing and Minimum Size
Byelaw 8 Berried Lobsters
Byelaw 9 Skate Fishery
Byelaw 10 Fixed Engine Fishery and Drift or Bean Seine Nets
Byelaw 13 Multi-rigged Trawling Gear
Byelaw 14 Shrimps or Prawns
Byelaw 15 Vessels With a Registered Engine Power > 221kw
Byelaw 17 Taking of Fish Other Than by Hooking Them in the Mouth
Byelaw 18 Shellfishery – Temporary Closure
Byelaw 19 Application of Byelaws
Byelaw 20 For the Protection of Immature Plaice – Minimum Mesh Sizes
Byelaw 25 Requirement for Escape Gaps in Pots, Creels, and Traps
Byelaw 26 Permit to Fish for Lobster, Crab and Whelks

National Rivers Authority Byelaws

Byelaw Title
Byelaw 1 Application of Byelaws
Byelaw 2 Interpretation
Byelaw 5 Use of Instruments
Byelaw 6 Foul Hooking of Fish
Byelaw 7 Protection for Certain Acts

National Rivers Authority Byelaws – Regulating Fishing for Shellfish in the River Dee and its Estuary

Byelaw Title
Byelaw 1 Application of Byelaws
Byelaw 2 Interpretation
Byelaw 6 Shellfishery – Temporary Closure
Byelaw 8 Introduction of Shellfish
Byelaw 11 Protection of Shellfish Beds
Byelaw 12 Use of Nets – Beam Trawl or Otter Trawl
Byelaw 13 Mechanically Propelled Vehicles

Environment Agency Byelaws

Byelaw Title
Sea Fisheries Byelaw Sea Fisheries Regulation Act 1966 Byelaw