Crayfish

Through out the west Wales coast fishermen catch Crayfish, although few fishermen actual target them as a main fishery. The season for Crayfish runs mainly from July-December, when the highly migrationary species moves in on to reefs.

The fishery is a well regulated by Welsh Government with a strict minimum size to insure the fishery is sustainable for future generations.

All fishing is carried out by low impact sustainable fishing methods, where Crayfish are caught in baited pots, which are brought to the surface to be cleared and rebated, Crayfish are measured and all undersize/non target species are returned unharmed to the sea.

Crayfish are stored in storage keep pots and landed daily or weekly as markets demand.

The fishing industry within west Wales coast is mostly made up of small fishing vessels under 10 metres in length, which have the time they can spend at sea limited by strong tides and Atlantic weather systems which also acts as a natural conservation measure.

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