Cockle And Mussel Fisheries

All Cockles Mussels

Dee Estuary

West Kirby Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

 

Wirral

Leasowe Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

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

Pilling Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
 

Open

Middleton Sands Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Closed

Warton Sands Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Closed

Flookburgh/Leven Sands Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
 

Open

Knott End Sea Life Centre South Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

Restrictions in Place

Prohibited

  • Prohibited under Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations (England) 2013.
  • 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

Restrictions in Place

Prohibited

  • Prohibited under Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations (England) 2013.
  • 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 Seed Mussel Fishery

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

 

  • Read the authorisation here
  • Open to current Byelaw 3 Permit Holders only
  • Fishing only permitted Monday to Friday during daylight hours (excluding Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2017)
  • Access from Morecambe Battery
  • Gathering only by hand or rake
  • Vehicle access permits available from Lancaster City Council at Morecambe Town Hall
  • See exclusion area and full details in the authorisation
  • 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.