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Apply for Permits

Commercial Shellfish Permit

Apply online for a new permit or to renew your commercial shellfish permit (external website).

Apply to North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority for a shellfish permit. Applications can be made using our online form or by post.

Please note, if you already hold a shellfish permit issued by North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, you will automatically receive a notice of renewal inviting you to reapply for a permit for the following year.

Alternatively use the following link to download an application form in Word Document format.

Full Shellfish Permit Application Form (word 45kb opens in new window)

Hobby Shellfish Permit

Apply online for a new permit or to renew your hobby shellfish permit (external website).

The Limited Shellfish Permit is for any individual, whether a vessel owner or not, who does not qualify for the criteria of a Shellfish Entitlement Holder Permit. This applies to unlicenced hobby fishermen, bait collection, shore gathering and recreational fishermen. Applications can be made using our online form or by post.

Please note, if you already hold a shellfish permit issued by North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, you will automatically receive a notice of renewal inviting you to reapply for a permit for the following year.

Alternatively use the following link to download an application form in Word Document format.

Limited Shellfish Permit Application Form (word 47kb opens in new window)

Trawl Permit

Apply online for a new permit or to renew your permit (external website)

Apply to North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority for a trawl permit. Applications can be made using our online form or by post.

Please note, if you already hold a trawl permit issued by North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, you will automatically receive a notice of renewal inviting you to reapply.

Alternatively use the following link to download an application form in Word Document format.

Trawl Permit Application Form (word 40kb opens in new window)

Intertidal / Subtidal Netting Permit

2016/2017 Intertidal / Subtidal Netting permits have been allocated. Permit applications open in May 2017 for 2017/2018 permits. This permitting scheme only applies to the Holderness Coast in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Amend Your Permit 

Amend your permit (external website)

Amendments to your permit can be made using our online form.

Pot Tag replacement form

Pot Tag Replacement For (word 35kb opens in new window)

To notify us of lost pot tags, please print the pot tag form, complete and post along with payment to

North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority
Town Hall
Quay Road
Bridlington
East Riding of Yorkshire
YO16 4LP

Your permit changes will be processed and relevant amended paperwork will be posted to your address.

Please make your cheque payable to NEIFCA. Please note we do not accept cash.

Please note, if you already hold a shellfish permit issued by North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, you will automatically receive a notice of renewal inviting you to reapply for a permit for the following year. 

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