Kent & Essex IFCA made a Cockle Fishery Flexible Permit Byelaw on10 February 2015 which replaced the Emergency Byelaw and the other six cockle byelaws currently in operation within the KEIFCA district. In accordance with this byelaw anyone wishing to fish for cockles within the Kent and Essex district must be in possession of a valid cockle permit, or be a named representative of a permit holder.
Permit application forms are obtainable from the Authority's Head Office at Paragon House, Albert Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9HD; telephone 01843 585310 or can be downloaded from the website.
For a permit application form click here and for a nominated person consent form click here. Completed application forms should be returned to the Authority's Head Office by 31st March with the payment specified in the byelaw and copies of supporting documentation i.e. the Fishing Vessel registration document, MMO Fishing Licence and personal photographic identification (e.g. driving licence).