View Full Version : Lobsters help lost fishermen

Davie Tait
19th March 2015, 17:14

THE Irish sea fisheries board (BIM) raised 800 for Lost at Sea Tragedies (LAST), which aims to support families of those lost to fishing tragedies, through the sale of a new lobster gauge at the recent Skipper Expo in Galway.

The gauge incorporates the current Minimum landing size of 87mm with the new Maximum landing size of 127mm. The new gauges have been brought in following new conservation measures introduced by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in December in January. Under the new protection measure for lobster, a maximum landing size of 127mm was introduced to support the reproductive potential of the stock.