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The Minister for Natural Resources and Food is launching a further consultation regarding the proposed removal of Historic Access Rights.
This consultation sets out the proposals for Phase 1 of the review of all the relevant legislation that applies to crustaceans.
Information about the implementation and enforcement of fish health policy in Wales
Information about marine policy.
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Fisherman

Together with other Government organisations, we are working to safeguard, support and encourage both commercial and recreational fishing in Wales.

The Welsh Government is responsible for ensuring that:

  • fish health and welfare is monitored
  • legislation, both for sea and inland fisheries, is implemented correctly in Wales 
  • Welsh fishing interests are protected and promoted.

Latest News

Funding support for fishermen announced
Following the recent winter storms the Minister for Natural Resources and Food has established a support scheme for affected pot fishermen.