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Our sustainable fishing practice

As a small fishing operation we fish very sustainably using gill nets. We are not trawling so don’t indiscriminately scoop shoals of fish out of the water killing everything that is caught, then throw back fish that can’t be used when it is already dead.

Fishing the shallow shifting channels of Wigtown Bay where we have to work to the time of the tide, means we must repeatedly place and raise gill nets about every half hour. The result is any fish caught are still alive when we raise the net.

As we have to take each individual fish out of the net, those we don’t want or that are too small are returned ALIVE, so they can go on and produce the next generation.

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