View Full Version : This is what we're up against guys

Davie Tait
20th December 2012, 15:57

6 month old Megrims for sale in a Spanish supermarket probably caught off Ireland and Scotland. Its long past the time for the MMO in England and Scotland and the Irish fishery boys to put an end to the harassment and targeting of our own boats and to start really cracking down on the illegal fishing done by Spanish boats NOW

These fish are no more than 2 1/2 inches long ( 11-12cm ) when the minimum legal landing size is 20cm , if Scottish boats landed them this small it would be thousands in fines BUT the SNP have ordered our own fishery protection vessels to target OUR own trawlers and they sail past Spanish/Dutch/Danish/French trawlers even when in a group of 20+ boats there is only 1 Scottish boat even if they've been boarded already that month they will be boarded again ( old rules were each boat was supposed to be boarded no more than twice in 1 year ) which stops the boat fishing for up to 6 hours at a time

the fisherman
23rd December 2012, 01:26
bloody disgrace, thats all i can say