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Crawfish closure in English waters,affecting all licence schedules.

First published:
13 February 2024
Last updated:

The variation effective from 00:01hrs Monday 05 February 2024 is as follows:  

Crawfish Closure in ICES Area 7

Affecting O10m licence categories A (11), B (31), and C (41) and 10m and Under licence categories A (91) 

From 00:01 hrs on 5th February to 23:59 hrs on 30th April 2024, licenses will not be authorised for:

  • fishing for
  • retaining on board
  • storing, or
  • landing

crawfish (Palinurus spp) caught in English waters of ICES subarea 7.