Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Fishing or not fishing?

The AIS track for the Morgenster shows her just off the coast - was she fishing or just dodging for weather?

Here's a comment from east coast fisherman Steve Barratt:

"Whilst I am being forced to dump fish due to the skate fishery being closed a 24m Belgian beamer is plundering the Thames Estuary. He is clearly visible on AIS, position 51.25.17N 001.28.06E the name of the vessel is MORGENSTER reg Z85. He is well inside the three mile limit. No answer on the phone from IFCA or the MMO so can't report it."