Isles of Scilly lobsters tagged to test fishery

Related Stories

Four thousand lobsters are being tagged in the sea around the Isles of Scilly as part of a two-year study to check whether the fishery is sustainable.

Fishermen who catch the lobsters record their size before releasing them.

It is the first time it has been done in the Isles of Scilly, according to the Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority.

Doug Holt, from the authority, said the study did not expect to find problems with sustainability.

If successful, he said fishermen would be able to market their catches as officially sustainable, which recognises that fish populations can be maintained in the long-term.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cornwall



Min. Night 5 °C


  • Two women in  JohanesburgYour pictures

    Readers' photos on the theme of South Africa

  • Worcestershire flagFlying the flag

    Preserving the identities of England's counties

  • Female model's bottom in leopard skin trousers as she walks up the catwalkBum deal

    Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health

  • The OfficeIn pictures

    Fifty landmark shows from 50 years of BBC Two

  • French luxury Tea House, Mariage Freres display of tea pots Tea for tu

    France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.