Authorisations have been issued to a restricted number of permit holders subject to conditions with supplementary maps indicating access routes. The requirement to issue authorisations for the specified area is contained within the Cockles and Mussels (Specified Area)(Wales) Order 2011.
Other regulations for these fisheries can be found within the byelaws of the former North Wales and North Western Sea Fisheries Committee.
The following fishery will open:
Please click on the fishery to be directed to the illustrative map on the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science website. In reaching this decision, the Welsh Government was required to undertake environmental assessments for European Marine Sites and Sites of Special Scientific Interest. In addition, advice was sought from Natural Resources Wales (NRW).
Officials have concluded there is no significant effect in relation to the conditions of the Habitats Regulation Assessment. Therefore approval has been granted to issue permits for the 2015/2016 gathering season.