Reminder: Application for Whelk Track Record Closes 17th January
The NWIFCA Potting Permit Byelaw 2020 was sent to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) on 17 July 2020 for Q&A prior to being sent to Defra for confirmation by the Secretary of State. Under the process for assigning whelk track record, applications for both whelk track record and permits must be made within six months from the date of submission of this byelaw for approval. This makes the closure date for track record applications 17 January.
If you have not submitted a whelk track record application please ensure you do so before the deadline.
The application forms can be found online on the NWIFCA website at: Reminder: Application for Whelk Track Closes 17th January – IFCA North West (nw-ifca.gov.uk).
Applications for Commercial Crab, Lobster and Nephrops
To ensure a smooth transition when the Byelaw comes into force we are inviting applications for Category one applications for Crab Lobster and Nephrops. If you have not yet submitted an application we recommend you do so as soon as possible. Although there is no deadline for applying for a permit to pot for species other than whelks, the NWIFCA is carrying out this administrative exercise now to ensure the byelaw can be practically implemented as swiftly as possible once the Secretary of State confirms the byelaw.
The application forms can be found online on the NWIFCA website at: NWIFCA Potting Permit Applications – Commercial Crab, Lobster and Nephrops