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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 2022/23 (Word Document)Please note the deadline for renewal of 2022/23 permits is 31st December 2022.

Byelaw 3 Renewal Form and Guidance Notes 2021/22

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 3 Waiting List Form 16 & Over (Word Document)

Byelaw 3 Waiting List Form Ages 12 to 15 (Word Document)


Byelaw 4 – Permit to Fish with Pots

Commercial

To apply for a commercial potting permit to pot from a licensed vessel download the application form available below.

Byelaw 4 Application Form – Category 1 Commercial (Word Doc Download)

Guidance for Permit Applicants (pdf)

Recreational

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 4 Application Form – Category 2 Recreational (Word Doc Download)

Guidance for Permit Applicants (pdf)


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


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.