Prawns

Of parts of the west Wales coast mainly in the northern prawns are one of the main species caught during part of the year, which are caught by the inshore fleet of fishing vessels throughout the year, the catch is of high quality with prawns being landed alive.

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, with a natural open ranching mechanism, where prawns are caught in baited pots, which are brought to the surface to be cleared and rebated, prawns are measured and all undersize/non target species are returned unharmed to the sea.

Prawns 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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