Warning over huge lost fish net – Fishupdate.com

Warning over huge lost fish net Published:  25 February, 2008

A LARGE pelagic fishing net which is the length of about six football pitches has been lost overboard from a fishing boat.

It is so big that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued a warning to vessels in the Pentland Firth to beware, BBC News reported.

It was lost from the Bergen-registered Krossfjord and has been seen by boats.

The Buckie-registered Aubretia was left drifting without power on Saturday after catching its propeller on the net, and was towed into Scrabster.

www.fishupdate.com is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.