Category: 2016

Illegal fishing – dredging around the Eddystone – Fishermen prosecuted

November 2016   Illegal fishing – dredging around the Eddystone – Fishermen prosecuted   A Plymouth skipper and the owner of his boat face a court bill of almost £11,000 after admitting illegal scallop fishing. David Thomas, 29, of Kiln Close, Plymouth, and Portsmouth-based Viviers UK Ltd both pleaded guilty to nine fisheries offences – including dredging in environmentally sensitive …

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Humpback whale returns in Devon ‘like Blue Planet’

A humpback whale has returned to Devon bay and is attracting large numbers of spectators hoping to catch a glimpse. The creature was first spotted more than a week ago off Start Bay near Slapton. There have been reports on social media of its return in recent days and some photos now show it spouting …

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Spider Crab Invasion

Spider crab invasion ‘like an underwater horror film’ found off Devon coast (Plymouth Herald)

Dead Fin Whale

Dead fin whale washes up on Devon beach  (BBC)

Fronts & Gannets

Dolphin Brixham

Following the death of a dolphin in Brixham the Marine Management Organisation has clarified the regulations covering attempts to rescue them. See