Legitimate fisherman harvested 1250 tonnes of cockles this season worth £2.5m, according to EAW figures. Illegal cockling on the Dee estuary is on the rise, according to a report by Environment Agency Wales (EAW) which says legitimate harvesting netted £2.5m worth this season.
The agency brought 12 prosecutions for illegal cockling and suspended 15 licences over the last year. The figures come as the Dee’s licensed cocklers celebrate one of their most successful years. They harvested 1250 tonnes this season, compared to 657 tonnes the year before.
Dylan Williams, from EAW, said: “This season we saw one of the …
And there will be sailing tomorrow, see you all there!!!
This weekend and next will be the final working parties before the Dart Open and there is still lots to do. Mostly painting to get the club looking ship shape and Bristol fashion and a few other odd jobs. So if you’re a dab hand with a paint brush (or even if you’re not) come on down on Sunday morning and pitch in. You can even get a pint afterwards!