Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

New discards laws drive one skipper to go green and modify his beam trawl gear.

With the new EU laws on discards kicking in this year one of the local beam trawlers has taken the initiative and developed a new kind of beam - replacing the traditional steel beam with wood and using huge lorry tyres to help kick up the sea bed instead of the chain mat ticklers used by most of the fleet. The skipper is hoping his idea will prove so successful all the South West fleet will adopt the new system to meet the new discards regulations.