Fishing gear

Fishing gear

The prolonged bad winter weather has caused a shortage of Scottish lobster supplies, according to the Scottish Creel Fishermen's Federation. Landings have fallen by as much as 90% off the east coast of Scotland. The cold and storms have forced lobsters further out to sea where they are hibernating for longer. The conditions have damaged creels, forcing fishermen to spend more time onshore repairing their equipment, albeit time they have because the fierce easterly winds and heavy seas make fishing impossible. Wholesale lobster prices have risen from £15 to £25 a Kilo.
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Fishing gear

Fishing gear

The prolonged bad winter weather has caused a shortage of Scottish lobster supplies, according to the Scottish Creel Fishermen's Federation. Landings have fallen by as much as 90% off the east coast of Scotland. The cold and storms have forced lobsters further out to sea where they are hibernating for longer. The conditions have damaged creels, forcing fishermen to spend more time onshore repairing their equipment, albeit time they have because the fierce easterly winds and heavy seas make fishing impossible. Wholesale lobster prices have risen from £15 to £25 a Kilo.
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