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COCKLE LOCAL AUTHORITY REGULATION TO GO IN SOUTH WALES

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Local authorities in South Wales are considering ending the regulation of cockle harvesting, a move which could lea...
Local authorities in South Wales are considering ending the regulation of cockle harvesting, a move which could lead to the rapid depletion of stocks, reports The Independent (p7).

The South Wales Sea Fisheries Committee is financed by local authorities, and limits the harvesting of cockles to 300kg per person per day. However, after unitary reorganisation of councils, some authorities no longer have a coastline so they are considering withdrawing their financial support to the regulating authority.

An end to the regulating body could lead to massive dredging machines being brought to the area from East Anglia and Holland, reports The Independent, threatening the long-term supply of the shellfish, and the livelihoods of the 44 traditional licenced harvestors.
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