The start of 2016 has been somewhat of a slow start for the fishermen on the Isle of Man. A series of storms have moved across the Atlantic on a regular basis and have caused disruption to both the King Scallop fleet and those larger Queen Scallop boats currently fishing outside the Isle of Man’s twelve mile territorial waters.
Since the MET office started giving names for the storms in Britain the Isle of Man has been hit by storms Abigail, Barney, Clodagh, Desmond, Eva, Frank, Gertrude, Henry and now more recently Imogen.
Landings of all shellfish including King Scallops, Queen Scallops, Crab and whelk are all considerably down on over the same period in 2015. Lets hope the situation inproves as we move into the spring.
From and Island Shellfish point of view, we cant wait to get to storm Zebedee and have done with them. Bring on the fishing!