Seed mussel dredge fishery in North Morecambe Bay, to be extended

The seed mussel dredge fishery in North Morecambe Bay (locally known as South America and Falklands mussel beds) is to be extended from 00:01 on 14/08/2016. The original area (Area A) is 1180 hectares and was opened on 11/07/2016. The extension area (Area B) is 66.28 hectares will be open at 00:01 on 14/08/2016. Fishers wishing to fish in Area B are requested to sign and abide to the Code of Practice (CoP) which has been agreed amongst stakeholders and stakeholders interest groups, this CoP can be viewed/downloaded here – Code of Practice – Seed Mussel Dredge 11-08-16 FINAL.

The co-ordinates and a map of this seed mussel dredge fishery can be viewed below:

S. America authorised box extension Aug 2016_with co-ordinates (3).

To express an interest in prosecuting this seed mussel dredge fishery, please email [email protected] (preferred) or telephone 01524 727970 to request an application form.