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Boat Fishing Frida-lee, will it damage local marks?

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by navmanfish, May 3, 2019.

  1. navmanfish

    navmanfish Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Just got time today to catch up with 25th April fishing news.

    Reading of frida-lee wy 799, scalloped doing 3-4 day trips on local ground returning to Whitby with

    Scallops for off loading .

    Any thoughts on possible detrimental to well used marks ,outrage a few years ago of other

    Port scallopers off !loading at Whitby, positive now? Or the times are a changing.
     
  2. jc

    jc Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    dont they just dredge bottom weights chains and nets if so must have consequences on plant life etc
    or is there more modern methods now
     
  3. cryo

    cryo Blenny

    Just the general scalloper attitude, fish the area out and wreck the fishing and potting grounds. They have to move around the country as they generally get threatened after a short while by the local fishermen/potters. Scallopers are banned/threatened out of a number of western Scottish ports due to aggressive fishing tactics and showing little to no respect for other fishermen's gear/pots. Unfortunately the general professional fisherman's attitude these days is make hay while the sun shines with little to no interest in future fishing/potting and F**k everybody else.
     
  4. brian carragher

    brian carragher Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Will it damage the ground, too right it will, scallop dredging is one of the biggest destroyers of ground currently operating under the uk fishing fleet, ground that the scallopers have ran over is destroyed and takes years and years of desolation to recover, they tarfet the softer ground thats made up of mud and sand and bits of clay as the gear they use wont go over hard ground like rockhoppers do

    Results the same, all corals and invertabrate life is decimated for years to come, ground that previously would have held lug rag and other feed for fish becomes barren and devoid of fish, any pots fishing in the soft for crab or lobster get smashed and the culprits steam away oblivious to the damage they leave behind

    The scallopers sustainability and selectivity argument is a false one as new grounds are constantly needed as the old ones recover and so they go again
     
  5. navmanfish

    navmanfish Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Worst scenario in Hartlepool was the fact that they gave reduced rates for landings,

    How can that help local boats based at pool.

    Just like the offers for new customers & sweet fa for loyal existing ones.

    Penny wise,pound foolish when trade disappeared due to poor charter returns.etc etc.
     

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