Dec 2016: Lobster, Crawfish and Crab Fishing Permit Byelaw 2016
|In June 2016 Cornwall IFCA announced that it was applying to the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for confirmation of the new shellfish permit byelaw.
This byelaw has now been signed and is law. You can view a copy of this byelaw on our Regulations/Byelaws page.
An annually renewable permit is required for any person fishing from a boat and removing more than five animals from the species of lobster, crawfish, edible or spider crab (with no more than two from the species of lobster and crawfish) per day. Permits are only available to registered and licenced boats. Those who hold a Cornwall IFCA permit will be required to submit catch information on a monthly basis.
You can obtain a permit application from our publications page.