Fishing industry in Wales

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The fishing industry in Wales is a sector of the Welsh economy.

History[edit]

Fisherman in Monmouthshire have fished using lave nets in the Severn Estuary since the 17th-century.[1]

Overview[edit]

Commercial fishing in Wales employs approximately 600 people full-time and is valued at 39,000,000 pounds sterling.[2] 92% of Welsh fishing vessels are designated small-scale.[α][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Small-scale vessels are ships with a length under 10 metres.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, Holly (1 June 2021). "Severn Estuary lave net fisheries 'destroyed' by new rules". BBC News. Archived from the original on 4 June 2021. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  2. ^ Pigott, Paul (12 February 2021). "Brexit trade deal leaves Welsh fishermen 'devastated'". BBC News. Archived from the original on 4 June 2021. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  3. ^ Messenger, Stephan (13 February 2018). "Shell fishing fleet in Wales wants help with Brexit". BBC News. Archived from the original on 4 June 2021. Retrieved 4 June 2021.