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
Closed

Ribble Estuary

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.

 

North Penfold Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Closed

Morecambe Bay

Pilling Cockle Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Closed

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
Closed

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 to Byelaw 3 Permit Holders

 

  • See Authorisation here.
  • See guidance Chinese Mitten Crab here.
  • HRA available here.
  • 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.