Brown Crabs

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Brown Crabs

In recent years Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has introduced measures limiting the size of brown crabs which can be landed. Now it has gone further, banning fishermen from catching immature soft shelled crabs.

Brian Chambers is a founder member of the Sea Source co-operative, based at Kilkeel Harbour, in County Down. He was involved in the negotiations over the new rules. Kathleen Carragher caught up with him on a wet, windy quayside.


A report for BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today

Broadcast March 2023


Reporter:   Kathleen Carragher

Producer:   John Deering