Whelks are caught all year and landed daily off the west Wales coast.

The fishery is a well regulated by the Welsh Government with a strict minimum size, to insure the fishery is sustainable for future generations.

All fishing is carried out by low impact sustainable fishing methods, with a natural open ranching system, with all undersize/non target species are returned unharmed to the sea.

The fishing industry within west Wales coast is mostly made up of small fishing vessels under 10 metres in length, which have the time they can spend at sea limited by strong tides and Atlantic weather systems which also acts as a natural conservation measure.