Mussel Fisheries

Cockle Fisheries Mussel Fisheries

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You can check the classification of beds on the Cefas website.

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Dee Estuary

West Kirby Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

Ribble Estuary

Restrictions ApplySeafield Road Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

Restrictions in Place

Prohibited

 

Site openTraining Walls Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

Morecambe Bay

Knott End Sea Life Centre South Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

 

Knott End Spit Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

 

Heysham Flat Seed Mussel Fishery

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Closed

 

  • Currently closed

 

Restrictions ApplyHeysham Flat Size Mussel Fishery

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

 

Currently limited stock

 

North Morecambe Bay Incl. Foulney Mussel Beds

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open – with restrictions

Temporarily closed to commercial gathering under Food Hygiene Regulations

  • Temporarily closed to commercial gathering under Food Hygiene Regulations – See closure notice (pdf)
  • PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED NOT TO GATHER MUSSELS FOR THEIR OWN CONSUMPTION FROM THE AFFECTED PRODUCTION AREA. THERE MIGHT BE A RISK TO HUMAN HEALTH IN DOING SO.
  • Open for size Mussel.
  • Minimum size for Mussel is 45mm across the longest part of the shell.
  • Click here to submit a return.

South America Seed Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Closed

Duddon Estuary

Duddon Estuary Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open – with restrictions

Temporarily closed to commercial gathering under Food Hygiene Regulations

  • Temporarily closed to commercial gathering under Food Hygiene Regulations – See closure notice (pdf)
  • PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED NOT TO GATHER MUSSELS FOR THEIR OWN CONSUMPTION FROM THE AFFECTED PRODUCTION AREA. THERE MIGHT BE A RISK TO HUMAN HEALTH IN DOING SO.
  • Open for size Mussel.
  • Check Classification on the Cefas website.
  • Minimum size for Mussel is 45mm across the longest part of the shell.
  • View the HRA (pdf)
  • Click here to submit a return.

Solway

Restrictions ApplySolway Mussel Bed

Current Status Further Information and Limitations
Open

Limited Stock