Lobster Tagging Exercise in Scilly

An ambitious project to tag and track lobsters within a six mile radius of the islands is underway. Scilly Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority is working in partnership with their Cornish counterparts to record the growth and movement of the undersized shellfish.

Three officers from Cornwall IFCA arrived this morning. The IFCA RIB- the Matt Lethbridge was launched and they are going to practice tagging technique on some of some of Robert Francis’s lobsters before the start the week-long exercise.