Profile Q & A: Martin Easterbrook

Boat Name:

Sea Spirit

Port Letter & Number:


Boat Description:

Atlantic Fisher

Which Species Do You Predominantly Target?

"Mackerel, crab, lobsters, pollock and seabass"

How many years fishing and from which port?

"30 years fishing from Hayle"

What methods do you use?

"Handlines and pots"

What hours do you fish from and to?

"Hayle is tidal so it could be 12 hours or it could be 6!"

What's the biggest fish you've ever caught?

"Blue shark on handlines weighing 100lbs"

Why do you fish?

"I must be mad! I started as a lifeguard on the beach just catching a bit of mackerel and then heard there was a boat for sale in Newlyn, so I went and bought it!"

Do you have a most memorable fishing moment?

"3/4 of a tonne of spider crab in one day"

How important is sustainable fishing in your view point?

"Very important, which is why I choose to use handlines and pots"

Why should UK consumers eat your fish?

"Cornwall has the best fish in my opinion so why eat anything else!"

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