LOBSTER POTS AND SMALL CRAFT SAFETY – TIME TO CHANGE THE RULES!
The Cruising Association (CA) have sponsored a Government petition to change the rules regarding lobster pots and small craft safety.
“We believe that the current, voluntary, arrangements and guidance have not been adequate and that the number of call-outs, by the RNLI and coastguard, to small craft disabled by fouled propellers and rudders shows the significance of the problem.
We hope that all stakeholders will work together, with DEFRA, to find a solution, particularly one that is cheap and practical for our fishermen.”
At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament. Deadline is 10 October 2017. Click here to sign the petition.
Many thanks to Roger for bringing this to our attention.