Makes sense. Local management and control seems to be working here.
not over fished - the MCS recognise crab pot fishing in south Devon as sustainable, due to the inshore potting agreement - a voluntary reserve set up in South Devon. locally managed as you say.
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There are several hatchery schemes, and they've got really tough on minimum landing sizes.
Unless things have changed recently, there are no maximum landing sizes or controls over lobster pot design here in the UK. And the fishery is really pretty knackered.