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RENEWAL OF SEVERAL ORDER FOR TOLLESBURY & MERSEA NATIVE OYSTER FISHERY CO LTD 2019

The Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967

Renewal of the Tollesbury and Mersea Native Oyster Fishery Several Order

Notice is hereby given that Tollesbury and Mersea Native Oyster Fishery Company Limited has applied to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for a renewal of the Tollesbury and Mersea (Blackwater) Fishery Order under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967. The Several Order will maintain the grantees exclusive rights to cultivate and harvest oysters, mussels and clams within a part of the Blackwater for a period of 20 years.

During a consultation period, lasting 30 days from the date of this notice, copies of the draft Order to include a map of the fishery, Management Plan and Appropriate Assessment will be available for inspection at the offices of the applicant, with a copy held by Defra at the address given below. Copies may also be accessed via www.merseanativeoysters.co.uk

Any objection or representation concerning the proposed Order should be made to both Defra, and the Tollesbury and Mersea Native Oyster Fishery Company Limited, at the addresses below, within 1 month of this date of notice.

Freshwater Fisheries & Aquaculture Policy Team

Fisheries & Conservation

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Seacole Block, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF

Email: michael.gubbins@defra.gov.uk

Tollesbury & Mersea Native Oyster Fishery Co Ltd

15 High Street

West Mersea

CO5 8QA

Email: t.m.nativeoysterfishery@gmail.com

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