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Territorial Waters

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 185474, tabled on 21 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which coastal waters have been re-designated as Class A waters from Class B waters.

Answered on

29 April 2021

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has recently undertaken a review of E.coli testing data for Class B shellfish harvesting areas in England and Wales, which identified eleven new areas that meet the requirements for seasonal Class A classification for at least five months of the year. This includes shellfish waters in Kent, Essex, Dorset, Cornwall and Northumberland. Further details of the locations of these waters can be found on the FSA’s website at:

https://www.food.gov.uk/sites/default/files/media/document/classification-list-1-april-2021_0.pdf