Unfortunately the commercials have this government by the short hairs with their block votes of the fishing ports and their unions votes. Anglers will never get anything substantial from DEFRA while the bosses are Labour toadies.
That explains why the representatives were very careful about what they said?
Given the technology on boats like sounders, GPS you would think that they know its a waste of time before putting the net down and driving through schools of fish dragging the net along the bottom destroying all the habitat then tipping the obvious tonne of fish and 4 prawns on the deck?
The fish were obviously more alive when he dumped on the fish on the deck?
For 6 prawns wouldn't it be just smarter to dump the net straight back in the water?
This obviously points to ,
A. 6 prawns stop the prawn season and there will be more fish for the public?
B. Redistribute the total allowable catch?
C. Take what they like and the government takes the consequences from the public when theres no chippy because the place ends up a desert?
Personally I cant believe the arrogance of the commercial operator?
Personally Id like to thank the commercial operator demonstrating how destructive this type of fishing is.
He however didnt show the dead fish that doesn't go to market that he has been throwing back in the water for years.