Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Lobster Pots and Small Craft Safety

A Petition has been launched calling on the UK Government to review the guidance on how static fishing gear is marked around the UK coastline.

Lobster Buoy Rescue
RNLI Pot Buoy Rescue
Photo courtesy of Practical Boat Owner Magazine
Sponsored by the Cruising Association the petition calls on DEFRA to improve the way in which all static fishing gear is marked for the safety of all small craft. Currently the guidance in place is voluntary and viewed to be inadequate with the number of times the RNLI and Coastguard are called out to small craft with fouled sterngear highlighting the scale of the problem.

To sign the petition click here to be directed to the UK Government website.

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