Rother and Wealden Environmental Health Notice

It is illegal to gather any live bi-valve molluscs including cockles from Camber beach and from any beach within Rother District Council’s area.

Camber beach is not a class a, b or c production area for live bi-valve molluscs and there are no classified areas in Rother District Council’s area.

It is an offence to gather and harvest any live bi-valve molluscs including cockles from an area that is not classified.
(regulation (ec) 853/2004 annex iii)

The penalty is £5000 for each offence for each person and the cockles can also be seized and removed.

It is illegal to sell any live bi-valve molluscs including cockles from Camber beach and any beach in Rother District Council’s area.

Live bi-valve molluscs gathered from these beaches may be contaminated and should not be eaten.