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Kent & Essex IFCA has conducted extensive research into cockle management approaches across the UK. This report looks at four cockle fisheries selected for the different approaches they take to their management

To view the report go to Consultation 1 and click on background reports


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Consultation 2

Members of the IFCA have met and discussed the results of consultation 1. Our next consultation will be going live on 21 July 2022, closing on 16 September 2022


Special IFCA meeting 14 June 2022

consultation 1 doc

Members of Kent & Essex IFCA will be meeting at Chelmsford City Council offices on 14 June 2022 to discuss and vote on the following matters:

1. Consultation 1 summary

2. Agreeing a final vision statement and evaluation criteria to use in the process of developing future cockle fishery management

3. Small-scale trial feedback and 2022 Permitted Cockle Fishery Management

4. Framework options to take through to Consultation 2

The agenda for this meeting and reports can be found