99.9% of people will not see the harsh reality of what is happening out on the Severn estuary. Our fishermen spend more time than most in the intertidal zone and see it for themselves, a plastic / sewage soup............. Easy to say , The Severn estuary is a triple S I ......but this is the real world. Stopped counting after 300 of these...... Intertidal zone Severn estuary off Redwick ,20/2/2022
Easy to spout........SSSI but this is the reality of it that 99.9 % of people do not see. At the moment the amount of plastic and Sewage related items in the intertidal zone is shocking (even to us ) A plastic / sewage soup ......... Criminal that the Sewage related items are still being allowed to be discharged into the estuary . Profit before the environment .
Not bad for a bunch of " lave netters " . Interest in our fishery (or what's left of it ) from a world wide audience has seen our page fly past the 18,000 mark in the week . America and Australia seem to be at the forefront of this interest and we are very pleased to have made some important contacts and to have put our fishery on the map so to speak . Hard to believe anyone outside our locality would have heard of a lave net 30 years ago.
Closing of sections of our seas to "Help stocks recover " is in vogue at the moment.......Nursery areas , sanctuary's all buzz words used to cloud the real issues out there . Here's a very recent example of what then happens to those "Saved fish " . A few weeks ago a Beam trawler ,the biggest in the Newlyn fleet (She has been there since 2021 ) landed a port record of fish , over £85,0000 worth . The catch included 134 boxes of dover sole......taken off the north Cornish coa
Hard times for villagers back in the day but the old timers would always say that living by the severn estuary they would always have a source of fuel for their fires and feed of fish . There is a constant supply of wood washed up on the foreshore to collect all washed from the banks of rivers. Access has been prevented in many areas these days but with a bit of local knowledge it's still possible. Trouble is these days houses are built without a chimney.........You will have
The seasons are changing and so is the rod and line fishing . Hopefully there will be a good run of cod this year but looking at the hammering stocks are taking in the western approaches to the channel we will be lucky to see fish in any great numbers....... The weather this week put pay to most of our planned trips but we did manage one and were surprised by the early appearance of conger & Ray.
Millions of dead and dying crab and lobster have been washed up on the N/E coast of Britain . Tests by the Environment agency ,CEFAS and Defra have concluded this was caused probably by an algal bloom. The fishermen instructed an independent marine biologist to research these finding. His conclusion was that the mass kill (and the fishermen say it's a dead zone up to 6 miles out ) was caused by the chemical PYRIDENE . Crab analysed from Cornwall had 6mg per KG which is quite