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sean
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 11 2:14 pm    Post subject: Sustainable lobster fishing Reply with quote    

Really interesting article about the Maine fishery on the Beeb's website. here.

Ronnie



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Location: Highlands
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 11 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fabulous story - thanks for sharing.

crofter



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 11 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Happening here too:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jun/15/scotland-shellfish-land-eco-label

http://nafc.ac.uk/WebData/Files/fdn22_vnotch.pdf
Quote:
A lobster conservation programme was set up in 2001 in
Shetland, with funding from the Shetland Islands Council
and the Shetland Fishermen’s Association. Following
this in 2005/06, funding from Shetland Shellfish
Management Organisation (SSMO), the NAFC Marine
Centre, and Shetland Enterprise has enabled a second
v-notching scheme to run.


Seems maximum landing sizes may be more important for conservation than minimum landing sizes?

Nicky Colour it green



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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 11 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

how sustainable is it to import lobster?


imho south Devon crab is much nicer, I'd choice crab over lobster any day and pot caught = sustainable. and very very tasty..

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 11 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't think anyone was suggesting importing it were they? It's an interesting article about managing a fishery.

Tavascarow



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Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 11 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

& down here as well.
In answer to Crofter.

crofter



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 11 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

colour it green wrote:


pot caught = sustainable.


Depends how many pots...

Tavascarow wrote:
& down here as well.
In answer to Crofter.


Makes sense. Local management and control seems to be working here.

Nicky Colour it green



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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 11 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

crofter wrote:
colour it green wrote:


pot caught = sustainable.


Depends how many pots...

Tavascarow wrote:
& down here as well.
In answer to Crofter.


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.

Ronnie



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 11 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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.

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