also a registered fishing vessel with the numbers FY324.
We are also a members
of the SWHFA.
(South West Handline
When we are not
chartering we are fishing commercially for Mackerel.
The SWHFA was
originally set-up to represent the many mackerel hand line
boats fishing in SW England and in 2000, the Association was
one of the first to receive accreditation from the Marine
Stewardship Council (MSC) for the SW Handline Mackerel
Today, the members
fish for mackerel almost 12-months of the year. We tend to
fish at dawn and dusk using lines of 25 or 30 hooks baited
only with brightly coloured feathers or plastic tubing.
with two or three crew per boat. Now often having to travel
up to 50 miles a day to search for fish.
take great care to ensure that the fish we catch reaches the
market in peak condition. As soon as the fish are brought
onto the boat we store them in a ‘slush-ice’ mix to bring
the core temperature of the fish to 0oC as soon as possible.
fish such as Pollack and Bass are Tagged with the boats own
tags to show the buyer that their fish has been sustainably
caught and are in top condition.
TAG No. is TAG64.
visit the SWHFA website for more info (click pic).