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  3. Death Trap II

    Super Trawlers

    i read somewhere (cant remember where) that the agreements only cover boats over 10 meters. So while the agreements covering the larger boats will be phased over 5 years, sub 10 meter boats saw their change as of 1st Jan. So those that used to fish outside of UK waters are already locked out.
  4. Rob

    Plastic/fibreglass moulding.

    Any room to have a unit or two hanging down? Move VHF up / out the way? Hopefully you'll not have time to sort as the weather will be so good you'll be out constantly. R
  5. Andy135

    Super Trawlers

    I got the same reply Terry. It sounded like a series of tenuously related paragraphs that were copy & pasted from elsewhere in the hope that they could baffle me with bullsh*t. Like you I don't feel they're committing to any concrete action on super-trawlers.
  6. plaicemat

    Super Trawlers

    I'm sure you're correct Steve but my first impression was that they were not prepared to confirm that they actually had a policy on this and filled with waffle about other fish related issues. I wait with bated breath. Terry.
  7. Steve S

    Super Trawlers

    I think that means they are considering banning/restricting them along with a whole load of other stuff. banning/restricting will be a whole lot easier politically if there are none UK owned.
  8. plaicemat

    Super Trawlers

    Like a lot of you, I'm sure, I signed a petition regarding banning super trawlers from our newly re-acquired waters. I now have the Government response to this and am confused about what their response is, Are they going to do something or not? I append their response. Government responded: Now that the transition period has ended, we are reviewing our policy on access for supertrawlers. This review will be driven by evidence. We are reviewing our policies for supertrawlers. Any action needs to be evidence-based and in line with the UK/EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement. There is no agreed definition of what a supertrawler is. In the media it has come to be known as a vessel that is over 100m in length. ‘Supertrawlers’ generally target pelagic species of fish within the water column and are unlikely to damage the seabed habitats, such as reef and sediment habitats, for which most Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are designated. Prohibiting these vessels will not protect MPAs from the fishing activities known to be damaging to some of them, such as bottom trawling. The creation of MPAs is not generally an effective way to protect and conserve pelagic fish species which these vessels target. This is because these species are not stationary within the boundaries of the MPA where management measures would be applied. Management of stocks through the setting of quota limits has been shown to be a more effective conservation measure for pelagic fish species. The UK is a global leader in the fight to protect our seas, with 38% of UK waters in Marine Protected Areas. The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has restricted our ability to implement fisheries management measures within offshore Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The UK is now an independent coastal state and is no longer bound by the CFP. Leaving the CFP gives us the opportunity to introduce sustainable, responsive and resilient new fisheries policies. In October, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) issued a call for evidence to inform the management decisions of five MPAs. The call for evidence closed on 15 December and the MMO are currently reviewing the responses. The evidence provided during this process will help shape and inform the MMO’s assessments and options ahead of formal consultation on site management measures early in 2021. Now we have left the EU, the implementation of the Fisheries Act helps to protect our marine resources and develop plans to restore our fish stock back to more sustainable levels. The Act strengthens the MMO’s powers in a variety of areas, ensuring that they can restore and enhance, as well as conserve, the marine environment in the offshore zone, and to continue to support the delivery of the Government’s Blue Belt Programme. Any new measures to protect MPAs are likely to use the new byelaw powers in the Act. The Fisheries Act prohibits any commercial fishing vessel (including foreign-registered vessels) from operating in UK waters without a licence. It also provides powers to attach conditions (such as the areas that can be fished, species that can be caught and the type of fishing gear that can be used) to fishing vessel licences. Foreign vessels operating in UK waters will have to follow UK rules. Where vessels do not comply with these rules enforcement action can be taken against them. We will need to consider how any measures fit with our obligations under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the EU and avoid taking any action against individual vessels which could be construed as discriminatory. The MMO continues to monitor fishing activity in English waters – with dedicated enforcement and surveillance work to protect fisheries, including offshore patrol vessels for at-sea surveillance. The forthcoming consultations, new byelaw powers and the protections from licensing, mean that the UK’s MPA’s will have greater protection than before. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Any thoughts? Terry.
  9. plaicemat

    Plastic/fibreglass moulding.

    I think I may have been convinced to bin this idea, I already have a Lowrance Hook Reveal 9 and am tempted by Andy's setup. I was going to fit a Raymarine unit and have the Lowrance free standing but I could save some money on a second unit by following this path. Thanks everyone for your input, it's good to talk things through Terry.
  10. Death Trap II

    Laughing

    wow, i dont know how to laugh at my wife's mistakes, because she never makes any. Apparently.
  11. Maverick

    Plastic/fibreglass moulding.

    I'm in the bracket camp in fact I did major works to Awol when I had her to give me 2 bracketed units from this To this
  12. Andy135

    Plastic/fibreglass moulding.

    Another vote for adjustable brackets here. I have a flush mounted unit that is harder to see (wrong angle) than the two bracket mounted units, which I have angled to suit my height. I also find that it's easier to flick my eyes between the bracket units and the horizon, whereas my whole head has to look down to see the flush mounted unit.
  13. Rob

    Happy Birthday Dave and Freddie

    Yeah, at the club Xmas meeting, free snacks, it's a win! R
  14. gaffa

    Plastic/fibreglass moulding.

    Terry ,I think making a box to give you the best viewing angle will be tricky on your installation as you will realistically have to follow the viewing angle of your existing plotter which means losing your existing dash mounted gauges as they wouldn't be visible behind the new moulding. Option would be to remove the existing dash and gauges and extend using the binnacle curve as the base angle into a new moulding with a front vertical dash which can accommodate all the equipment with the correct ergonomics. Personally I would consider consider mounting your new unit on a tilt swivel stand so you could angle it as required under differing conditions not as pretty but very practical😎
  15. Wight Magic

    Happy Birthday Dave and Freddie

    Thanks for the good wishes Will have to celebrate later in the year 🍻🍻
  16. Rob

    Laughing

    Brian is sporting a black eye!
  17. Rob

    Plastic/fibreglass moulding.

    One man's correct angle could be different to another's Terry. When we fitted JV2, Ad and I mocked it up in scrap wood first. Everything from seating, galley cabinets and dash. Size, height and angle of dash were important to get right. Anyone who can do a bit of glassing/mould making could make a "box" cut at an angle, correct size and shape etc is the challenge. Shame you didn't buy her earlier, could have had 9momths to tinker at home and learn from YouTube! Good luck. R
  18. iansimpson63

    Happy Birthday Dave and Freddie

    Many Happy Returns, celebrate later this year.
  19. Brian

    Laughing

    Yes
  20. i'm in!

    Happy Birthday Dave and Freddie

    Happy birthday chaps hope your enjoying the day 🍺🍺🍺
  21. alun j.

    Fish of the Month - 2021

    It's logged in with the others from this month on the front page....at the bottom.
  22. plaicemat

    Plastic/fibreglass moulding.

    In years gone by, I would never have admitted that I couldn't sort something being an engineer. However, I am past the age when I can be arsed so was hoping to find a talented fabricator to do it for me. I may change my mind if it proves too difficult. Terry.
  23. Tiddler

    Laughing

    Has Dianne seen it ?
  24. Tiddler

    Happy Birthday Dave and Freddie

    Jackie sends her best Dave, She said "I bet he's still not grown up" I said of course not! He's a boy! We don't grow up.
  25. PeteS

    Fish of the Month - 2021

    Hi Mal, Yes, it went 20lb 8oz. I entered info in “report a catch” for Jan 2021 but I don’t think you can view it yet
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