Defra National Prohibition Upon Landing Berried Hens in England

Defra are introducing a national prohibition on landing berried hens in England which will be active from Sunday 1st October 2017.

The Defra consultation on prohibiting the landing of egg bearing (‘berried’) lobster and crawfish in England closed on 15 May 2017. The consultation proposed banning the fishing for, and landing of, berried lobster and crawfish in England.

The Defra consultation document on the prohibition can be accessed on the Defra website at:

The Statutory Instrument is also available on the Defra website at: