Richard and his ship mate pull in and empty lobster pots. Each pot has between 0 and three lobsters and on an average morning they catch 40-50 lobsters. All lobsters must be at a minimum size and Richard check them against a certified measuring tool, ready at hand. If the lobsters are too small they go back into the sea.
Sustainable fishing methods and small scale fisher men syndicates are now common along the British coast. In Christchurch Bay a small band of fisher men catch their fish, lobsters, cuttlefish and crabs from small boats. They all fish according to the latest environmenttal guidance to keep their fishing as sustainable as possible. They then sell their catch as a syndicate to big export companies or fish shops in cities like London.