Morecambe Bay Cockle Beds to Remain Closed From 1st of September 2022

At the Technical, Science and Byelaw meeting held on the 2nd of August 2022, it was resolved that the cockle fisheries in Morecambe Bay remain closed from the 1st of September 2022 under paragraph 15 of Byelaw 3.  The decision was based on NWIFCA survey data, which indicated there has been a further decline in both the total biomass of cockle, and density of cockle across the Bay.

For further information regarding this decision, the report on this years Morecambe Bay cockle surveys (Agenda Item 10a),  can be found on our website here: August 2nd Technical Science and Byelaw meeting