IT is looking increasingly unlikely that the UK’s West Coast and North Sea prawn quotas will be taken up this year.
Latest statistics show a West Coast uptake of 68.6% with the North Sea at 69% and the producers organization are predicting the likely uptake for the North Sea of around 85% and West Coast around 80%.
Mr Stevenson of the West of Scotland Fish Producers’ Organisation was quoted as saying that there was a prawn scarcity affecting the West Coast at present and the winter fishery off Shields had not happened this year which was a blow for North Sea uptake.
The first signs of over exploitation ?
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