A view from Sussex
And South Wales
Investigate this resource and learn
How are fishing boats licenced?
Guidance Note from DEFRa on role of SFC's
WWF paper on Sea Fisheries
For a presentation on the public right to fish
Note particularly the use of "Several Orders". These are Orders issued by Ministers to restrict the public right to extract shellfish. See also here , and note that the process can take years. Also from DEFRA which gives a clear distincion between Several and Regulating Orders. And for the final word on shellfish management see here