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 . Licensee 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 2020-21

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 surveys and reports

You can view our fishery reports and survey work by visiting  the Research section of this website. 

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

Victoria Hobson

Truro Port Authority officer

Mark Killingback

CC Port Health officer

Carol Thorogood

Natural England officer

David Marshall

Environment Agency

Chris Barnes

Cornwall Wildlife Trust    

Matt Slater

Fal fisherman

Tom Knights (Chairman)

Fal merchant

Thomas Duane (Vice-chairman)

Fal fisherman

Julian Corp

Fal fisherman

Chris Ranger

Fal fisherman

Tim Vinnicombe

Fal fisherman

Jonathan Bailey

Fal Fisherman

Substitute member

Substitute members for Fal fishermen/merchants

Les Angell/ Ned Bailey

All Fal Fisheries Management Committee meetings are reported in the Chief Officer's report at full Cornwall IFCA Authority meetings. If you would like any more information please contact us

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