The Ribble cockle beds that were due to reopen to fishermen on 1st October has been postponed because of windy weather.

The cockle beds were closed in November 2011 after 26 coastguard rescues of ill-equipped and unlicensed boats during two months of cockling.

The North West Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority had given the go-ahead for cockling to resume from 1-4 October.

It said the fishery would not now open before Wednesday.

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