March 2017: Defra consultation on proposal to ban the landing of egg-bearing (also known as ‘berried’) lobsters and crawfish in England

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs would like to know your thoughts on proposals to introduce a national ban on landing egg-bearing lobsters and crawfish in England. Defra particularly want to hear from fishing vessel owners and fishing licence/ shellfish entitlement holders.

The consultation will run from 21 March 2017 to 15 May 2017.

Click here to visit the Defra consultation page.

Please note it is already an offence to remove berried lobsters and crawfish from the Cornwall IFCA district under the Berried Lobsters & Crawfish byelaw.
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