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Daily Archives: November 18, 2019

Fisherman fined 12K for trawling in forbidden scallop zone off Devon coast

A scallop trawler skipper and his company have been fined £12,000 after they were caught fishing in conservation areas off Salcombe and Dartmouth. Martyn Rogers blamed an error in a navigation device after his boat the Amy R dredged for scallops in forbidden zones twice within the space of eight days. He brought up more than four tons of shellfish, …

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Brixham fishing crew honoured with first ever ‘Life Saver Award’ after miracle rescue

It was dark, it was cold, it was stormy with 70knot winds and waves 20ft high when young fisherman Reegan Green was lifted off his feet and washed overboard from a Brixham trawler 25 miles off the Devon coastline. Experienced air and sea rescue personnel who spent an hour looking for Reegan in the dark knew one thing – they …

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