This consultation ended 1 November 2020.
The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.
We have extended our original consultation to gain your views on our proposed approach to conserve the Welsh whelk stock.
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.