Cockle harvesting in the Burry Inlet

Who can legally harvest cockles in the Burry Inlet

Who can harvest cockles

Commercial harvesters

Commercial harvesters must have a licence from us to gather cockles in the Burry Inlet.

The waiting list is closed to new applicants.

If the waiting list opens we will post information on our website.

Members of the public

Members of the public can take up to 8kg of cockles a day for personal consumption only. You are not allowed to sell the cockles or process them for sale.

For personal consumption, you can gather cockles east of the area between Llanrhidian Pill in the south and Llanelli Dock in the north.

Renewing your Burry Inlet cockle licence

Commercial harvesters will need to renew their licence each year, before 1 April.

We will contact each licence holder individually to invite you to renew.

Contact us

For general enquiries, or to discuss endorsement, contact us.

Email us at burryinletfishery@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk.

Write to us at Burry Inlet Cockle Licencing, Customer Hub, Natural Resources Wales, Ty Cambria, 29 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 OTP.

Call 0300 065 3000.

Read more

Find more information about shellfish on Swansea County Council and Carmarthenshire County Council.