Byelaw 3 Permit Holders: Authorisation to Remove Undersize Mussel from South America/Falklands Skears

Following unanimous agreement at the Bivalve Mollusc Working Group (BMWG) meeting held on 3rd May 2018, NWIFCA has issued an Authorisation to Byelaw 3 permit holders to remove undersize mussel from a specified area on the South America/Falklands skears in north Morecambe Bay.

The authorisation is limited to specific tides for 6 days starting on 14th May. Full details of conditions under which all gathering must be carried out are within the authorisation, along with the mapping and co-ordinates of the only areas open for fishing.

The authorisation can be found here: South America/Falklands Authorisation

A full Habitats Regulations Assessment for this fishery is available here: South America/Falklands HRA

Further discussion on this area will take place at the next BMWG meeting to be held on 6th June following further survey and inspection.