Hornet News

Lobster pots

Campaign relaunched

The Cruising Association and Yachting Monthly have relaunched a petition asking the Government to tackle the problem of poorly-marked fishing gear. The previous petition was halted pending the general election.

The petition is running along side an RYA initiative to gather evidence of fishing gear entanglements to demonstrate the scale and severity of the issue. Sailors are being encouraged to file report incidents and near misses using an online form obtainable from the RYA website.