Good practices of the recreational fishery
The foreshore
The tide is going out and the foreshore then offers us all of its natural ressources. Over this vast expense is developing a wealthy flora and fauna. To preserve these areas and the different species living there, one must obey to some rules.
If you want more details about the tides functioning, an explanation is avalaible on the website CAP BREIZH
In order for you and your family and/or friends to have a nice time fishing, please check beforehand what species are authorized, the sanitory situation of the fishing areas, the weather possible evolution and the tides schedule.

You can download our Code of practices for recreational fishery.
(link) We wish you to have a good time while fishing !

Before leaving, make sure to protect your security :
→ Equip with boots, gloves and warm clothes / raincoat.
→ Check the weather reports of our region (link), the tidal coefficient
(link) and the sanitory situation of the shells on the Prefecture's website (link) or in town halls.
→ In order to know what is the regulation applied for the shellfish picking on the Côte de Jade, you can check the regulation page.
→ Please, be respectful to the natural ressources : put back the stones where it was for an animal life is evolving under it ; don't let your rubbish on the coast.
→ Use the right tools : for example, clams can be fished with a knife especially made for fishing clams (couteau pêche-palourde). Using a rake is strictly forbidden. The « gratte à main » is authorized but its use is as destructive as the rake, use it carefully. Oysters can also be fished with a
knife (couteau à détroquer) but wearing gloves is higly recommended in order to avoid cuts from the sharp edges of the shell.

Make sure to clean and cool down the shells with sea-water in order to preserve them.
In order to preserve your catches while you are fishing, carry a rattan or a wicker basket, it retains humidity.
Mussels and crabs can be fished manually and the congers with a fish spear, in the old way.
Note that using a shovel, a pickaxe or any other mechanic tools is forbidden.
To fish shells, you can use a rattan, wicker or large-mesh wire basket.

Return to the water the catches that won't be eaten.
Limit your catch quantity to your consumption and remember that recreational fishery products are strictly limited to family consumption.
Don't wait for the last minute to go back, weather change is unreliable.
Keep an open eye on the tide and return to the shore before high tide.
After the fishery
Store your catches in a cool area in your house but not in the fridge.
Don't forget that the shells have to be alive before cooking it. No shell can be eaten, even baked, if
it was not cooked alive.
Scrub and wash every shells (except oysters) before cooking it (24 to 48h).
Note that shrimps have to be cooked as soon as you get back home.