Banning the landing of egg-bearing lobsters and crawfish in England

Closed 15 May 2017

Opened 21 Mar 2017


Defra is seeking views on the proposal to ban the landing of egg-bearing (also known as ‘berried’) lobsters and crawfish in England.

Why your views matter

We want to know your thoughts on proposals to introduce a national ban on landing egg-bearing lobsters and crawfish in England. This ban will help protect these important shellfish stocks. We particularly want to hear from fishing vessel owners and fishing licence/ shellfish entitlement holders.


  • All Marine Users
  • Government Departments
  • Government Agencies
  • Devolved Administrations
  • Coastal local authorities
  • Coastal Management sector
  • Ports and Harbour Authorities and Estuaries
  • IFCAs
  • Commercial Fisheries Organisations
  • Fisheries Producer Organisations
  • Fishermen
  • Shellfish Cultivators


  • Marine
  • Shellfish