Thursday, 5 November 2015

Modern day slaves? - or just the reality that is fishing sometimes?

The Guardian's article on what was promoted as latter-day slavery went down like a lead balloon across the Irish Sea - understandably so as it seems it was written with little regard for an understanding of the realities of the fishing industry - with 'sensational' quotes like the one below used to support the argument.

Skippers and crews on trawlers, netters, beam trawlers, crabbers and longliners alike are no stranger to trips like this

Fishermen blog followers - please complete the short poll above to help illustrate the the working conditions sometimes experienced at sea.

The articles that have appeared so far are as follows: