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For Current Burry Inlet Cockle Licence Holders ONLY

Information on renewing a licence

The Burry Inlet Cockle Fishery Order 1965 Management Plan sets out Natural Resources Wales’ aim to develop a thriving cockle fishery in the Burry Inlet that supports, protects and enhances the needs of the community and the environment upon which it depends to:

  • deliver and maintain a sustainable fishery that can provide regular income to licence holders
  • avoid adverse effects on the  European designated site and local residents
  • improve management, monitoring and enforcement within the Burry Inlet Fishery

How do I renew my Burry Inlet cockle licence?

You will need to renew your licence each year. Please complete all sections of the Licence Application form

Catch returns

Catch Returns MUST be received by our Customer Care Centre by 10th of each month for cockles gathered the previous month. Catch Returns can be sent by post or emailed to the Customer Care Centre (address below).

Cockle Licence waiting list

For those applicants wishing to remain on the waiting list for a Burry Inlet Cockle Licence, please send a completed renewal application form to our Customer Care Centre by 28th February.

Waiting List Renewal Application Form

Applications can be sent by post or email to the address below.

Please note, the Waiting List is CLOSED to new applicants as noted in section 39 of the Management Plan.

Address details for enquiries and completed forms

Please send all enquiries, completed Licence Application Forms, Waiting List Renewal Application Forms and Catch Returns to the Customer Care Centre:


Write to us at:

Burry Inlet Cockle Licencing
Customer Care Centre Natural Resources Wales
Ty Cambria, 29 Newport Road
Cardiff, CF24 OTP

Phone us at:

0300 065 3000

Further Shellfish information can be found on the websites of Swansea County Council and Carmarthenshire County Council

Related document downloads

Burry Inlet cockle fishery order 1965 Management plan PDF [621.4 KB]

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