Apply for a Permit
Byelaw 3 – Permit to Fish for Cockles and Mussels
To renew your Byelaw 3 permit please download and complete the renewal form below:
Byelaw 3 Renewal Form and Guidance Notes 2023/24 (Word Document) – Please note the deadline for renewal of 2023/24 permits is 31st July 2023.
Byelaw 3 Waiting List
If you wish to join the waiting list for Byelaw 3 please complete the waiting list application below and e-mail it to [email protected] or post it to the Carnforth Office (address at the bottom of the page).
Byelaw 4 – Permit to Fish with Pots
To apply for a commercial potting permit to pot from a licensed vessel download the application form available below.
To apply for a recreational potting permit under NWIFCA Byelaw 4 download the application form available below. This permit replaces the NWIFCA Byelaw 30 and CSFC Byelaw 26 hobby potting permit. You will need this permit whether you are fishing from a boat or from the shore. Please note all pots require require an escape gap of 80mm wide x 45mm high by 100mm long.
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.
Completed application forms can be emailed to the Carnforth office at [email protected] or sent via post to:
6 Duncan Square
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.