Reminder: Application for Whelk Permits Closes 17th February (Updated 12/01/21)

Update 12/01/21

The deadline for Whelk Permit applications and Whelk Track Record applications has been extended until 17th February 2021.

Original Post

The NWIFCA Potting Permit Byelaw 2020 was sent to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) on 17 July 2020 for Q&A prior to being sent to Defra for confirmation by the Secretary of State. Under the process for assigning whelk track record, applications for both whelk track record and permits must be made within six months from the date of submission of this byelaw for approval. This makes the closure date for track record applications 17 January.

To apply for track record please complete the Whelk Track Record Application Form and a Category One Potting Permit Application Form available below:

Download Whelk Track Record Application Form (Word Doc)

Download Category One Potting Permit Application Form (Word Doc)

Download Whelk Track Record Appeal Form (Word Doc)

Open process document for assigning whelk track record (PDF)

No payments will be accepted until the byelaw is confirmed, at which point providing all the requirements for obtaining a permit have been met, applicants will be contacted to make payment.

No permits will be issued until payments have been processed.

To assist applications the Byelaw and Flexible Permit Conditions are available below in the format sent to MMO (prior to any amendments required by MMO). A guidance document explaining Category One permits in plain English can also be downloaded below.

Open Potting Permit Byelaw (PDF)

Open Potting Permit Flexible Conditions (PDF)

Open Category One Permit Guidance (PDF)