Commercial Shellfish Permit

New Commercial Permit

Please use the link below to apply for a new Commercial Permit on the NEIFCA portal. You will need to create a log in which can then be used to access your permit at any time:

Apply Now

If you already have access to the portal and would like to add a new vessel, please log in and select 'New Application' on your portal home page.

Renewing an existing permit

For renewals, you will need to use your existing log in for the portal to access your current permit.  

PLEASE NOTE, you can only renew your commercial permit when the window for renewals is open.

Any changes to your vessel or vessel owner need to be reported to the NEIFCA office on 01482 393515 or

It is your responsibility to ensure the details on your permit are correct, failure to do so will invalidate the authority of your permit.

Important Information

It is the owners and skippers responsibility to ensure that they conform to the Authority’s byelaws. Any person or persons breaching the Authority’s byelaw regulations could upon conviction, be fined up to a maximum of £50,000 per offence.

XXII Permit to fish for Lobster, Crab, Velvet Crab and Whelk

XXVIII Crustacea Conservation

PLEASE NOTE - The holder of this permit, shall provide to the Authority, a monthly return showing accurate information regarding weight in kilograms of lobster, crab, velvet crab and whelk, taken from within the district during the preceding calendar month, together with information on the types and number of fishing gear employed and the area fished and any other information which the Authority regards as necessary. Failure to provide this information could invalidate your permit.

Get in touch with us

Have you got a question? Use the form here to ask us, or contact us directly using our details below.

01482 393515

Town Hall,
Quay Road,
YO16 4LP

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