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 2018-2019

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

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

All Fal Fisheries Management Committee meetings are reported in the Chief Officers report section of full Cornwall IFCA Authority meetings. If you would like nay more information please contact us

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