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We have extended our original consultation to gain your views on our proposed approach to conserve the Welsh whelk stock.

How to respond

Consultation ends:
1 November 2020
Consultation launched:

Consultation description

We are proposing to introduce:

  • an authorisation scheme for licenced and registered UK vessels fishing for whelks (Buccinum undatum) with pots in the Welsh zone
  • an annual limit on the total amount of whelk that can be taken from the Welsh zone, and
  • a flexible monthly landing cap for authorised vessels.

Consultation documents

Consultation document
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How to respond

Submit your comments by 1 November 2020, in any of the following ways:

Online form


Download the response form.

Complete and return to: 

Whelk Management Measures 2020 Consultation
Marine and Fisheries Division
Welsh Government Office
Sarn Mynach
Llandudno Junction
LL31 9RZ

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