A view on Fishing,Community and Life on the NW coast of Scotland

Climate Change?

Over the last two or three years it is becoming more and more noticeable that there are changes under way in the water and this picture shows one of them. The langoustine cycle, as I understand it is in Spring they feed on the seabed and around April/May they cast their shells and breed. The creel fishery is usually very poor at this time and in the older days the wooden boats were up on the beach getting their annual overhaul….GRP boats, maintenance so less time off so more fishing time. Around July/August they langoustine are more interested in feeding again and carry what we call green sac, the pre egg stage and by September there are lots of females on the grounds carrying eggs, which they carry for up to eight months. The prawns with the brown eggs is in the sequence I have described above but the dark green eggs are from a prawn that has just laid her eggs……five months out of season. This is the sort of changes in the fishery that should be researched. Maybe it is beyond our control already…Climate Change? Must go out and catch more non-berried prawns. This reminds me I have to get back in touch with Mr Stein.

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Comments on: "Climate Change?" (2)

  1. Hi Ali
    Climate change! In costa rica. too hot and sweaty!!! As for “the person that passed” Totally agree, the selling of the country’s council houses was a technique that ensured LESS people would strike or protest! Not good for democracy or free speech OR for youngsters trying to find a house!
    Gino & Fiona

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Hi guys
      You are right .I think the biggest change she made was a “What can I get?” mentality. Take the fishing…trawl everything till its knackered, the trawlermen makes lots of dosh but there is little or no fishery now… and selling off everything at a knock down rate it was lots for a few. Short termism was probably her biggest legacy, the main difference between us and the German outlook. Simplistic I know but…..

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