Fisheries associated with estuaries, mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide

A variety of fisheries and associated methods take place in estuaries and on the mudflats and sandflats which are exposed by the tide. Of these, molluscan shellfisheries are considered most prevalent and are considered below. The other fisheries and methods that may occur are described in the sections on large shallow inlets and bays, sandbanks and reefs.

Cockle fisheries

Oyster, mussel & clam fisheries

Summary of the potential effects of fisheries

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