Limits Being Sought On Hobby Fishermen

Scilly’s commercial fishermen are pushing for limits on the amount of seafood that hobbyists can land.

The professionals want a maximum of 2 fish landed daily and just 5 pots each.

The hobbyists want 10 pots.

There’s no current restriction on how much they may land as long as they don’t sell it.

Maritime Officer Steve Watt says a 2 fish daily limit would be considered adequate for personal use.

Steve will meet the hobby fishermen next month to share the opinions expressed in the recent IFCA meeting.

The Council committee hopes to agree a one-year voluntary code of practice. If the code is broken and there’s no agreement they may need to bring in a costly bye-law.


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