Fal Fishery

The native oyster and mussel fisheries in the Fal are under the management of Cornwall IFCA and are licenced by Cornwall IFCA through the Fal Fishery order . Licensees interests are represented by the Fal Fisheries Management Committee.

If you wish to collect oysters or mussels from within the area covered by the Order, including by hand gathering, you will need to apply to Cornwall IFCA for a licence , and will need to make monthly returns detailing your catch.


Fal Fishery forms
Click here to download a licence application form.

Click here to download a copy of the monthly stats sheet.


Fal Fishery management documents
Click here to download a copy of the Regulations under the Fal Fishery Order

Click here to download a copy of the Fal Fishery Order Management Plan 2017-2018

Click here to download a copy of the Fal Fishery Management Plan 2016-2021

Click here to download a copy of the Fal Fishery Biosecurity Plan

Click here to download the Habitats Regulations Assessment for the Fal Fishery Order 2016


Fal Fishery reports
Click here to download the report on the Fal Oyster Survey 2017
Click here to download the report on the Fal Fishery permit returns for the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. 

Fal Fishery Management Committee

The Fal Fishery Management Committee exists to discuss improvement and management matters for oysters and mussels within the regulated fishery and make recommendations to Cornwall IFCA who are the regulating body for the fisheries. Click here to see the terms of reference for this committee.

The committee is made up of 14 members, the current members are:

Cornwall IFCA Chairman/Vice-Chairman

Tony Tomlinson/ John Fitter

Cornwall IFCA

John Brooks

Truro Port Authority officer

Mark Killingback

CC Port Health officer

Carol Thorogood

Natural England officer

Carolyn Waddell

Marine Management Organisation officer

David Milligan

Environment Agency officer

Chris Barnes

Fal fisherman

Jason Pascoe (Chairman)

Fal merchant

Chris Ranger (Vice-chairman)

Fal fisherman

Julian Corp

Fal merchant

Tim Vinnicombe

Fal Shellfish Merchant

Thomas Duane

Fal Shellfish Merchant

Tom Knights

Fal Fisherman

Jonathan Bailey

Substitute members for Fal fishermen/merchants

Les Angell/ Ned Bailey

To view agendas and notes from the meetings please click on the links below.

Click here for September 2014 notes
Click here for December 2014 notes
Click here for March 2015 notes
Click here for December 2015 notes
Click here for March 2016 notes

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