2000 No. 2029
The Undersize Edible Crabs Order 2000
It is prohibited to land edible crabs (Cancer pagurus) which have not attained a size of 130mm
which have been caught within British fishery limits outside the Eastern Sea Fisheries District
2000 No. 1081
The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Conservation Measures) Order 2000
Edible crabs may only be retained and landed whole
However a maximum of 5% by weight of the total catch of edible crabs or parts thereof retained on board, may consist of detached claws.
The minimum size for edible crab in area IVc south of 56° N is 115 mm
The minimum size for edible crab in area VIId is 140 mm
Undersize marine organisms shall not be retained on board, transshipped, landed, transported, stored, sold, displayed, or offered for sale, but shall be returned immediately to the sea.