2018

Stack Rocks – May 5


Departed Dale with 12 volunteers to meet up with local fishers,  collaborate and locate lost pots.


Stack Rocks
  – 12 volunteers – 2 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 1 lobster pot returned to fisher.

Behar – 4 volunteers – 2-3 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 28 metres of rope.

Great Castle Head – 4 volunteers – 2 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 1 garden gnome  / 1 piece of plastic hose pipe.

Stack Rock and Skomer MCZ – May 6

Departed Dale with 9 volunteers and met up with local fishers.

Stack Rock – 4 volunteers – 3 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 4m x 2.5m of netting found on reef.

Low Point – 6 volunteers – 2 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 182 weights / 50 hooks / 750 metres of monofilament line  / 1  can / 1 bottle. Animals released =  1 ling.

Milford Haven Waterway – May 24

NARC were delighted to be joined by World Animal Protection, Fat Face Foundation and Sky Ocean Rescue to cover our work.

Dakotion Wreck – 2 volunteers – 4 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 5 lobster pots returned to fisher.  Animals released = 8 brown crab / 1 lobster / 1 bull huss.

Soldier Rock – 2 volunteers – 4 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins =  1 lobster pot.

Collier Wreck – 2 volunteers – 4 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins =  15m x 3m of netting.

Great Castle Head – 2 volunteers – 4 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins =  5 lobster pots.  Animals released = 9 edible crab / 2 lobsters.

Skokholm island and Milford Haven Waterway – June 23

12 volunteers headed out to look for pots reported by local fishers.

SE Skokholm – 2 volunteers – 4 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 1 lobster pot returned to fisher.

N Middleholm – 6 volunteers – 4 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins =  1 lobster pot returned to fisher.

Protheroes  – 4 volunteers – 4 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins =  1 green plastic bottle / 1 cardboard box.

Dudley Pole – 6 volunteers – 4 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins =  2m long tube / 3 angling weights.

The Collier – 4 volunteers – 3 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins =  5 prawn pots / 4 lobster pots / 2 boat anchors /  3 pieces of netting / 6m of rope / 2 plastic bottles / 1 tennis ball. Animals released = 1 lobster / 1 pollack.

Skomer MCZ and Milford Haven Waterway

–  June 24

9 volunteers headed out to look for pots reported by local fishers.

South Mewstone – 2 volunteers – 4 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 10 lobster pots . Animals released = 4 Lobsters / 6 Brown Crab / 3 Spider Crab.  Pots returned to Stevie James.

The Bury – 2 volunteers – 4 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = Nothing found.

The Behar – 7 volunteers – 3 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins =  10  lobster pots  . Animals released =  6 Lobsters / 5 Brown Crab. Pots returned to Neil Evans.

Behar Reef – 2 volunteers – 4 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = Nothing found.

 

Ramsey Island and Dale Fort – July 23

8 volunteers left to locate lobster pots in Ramsey after reports from local fishers.

Ramsey Island – 6 volunteers – 4 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 1 pot / 25m of rope.

Caerbwdy – 4 volunteers – 4 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = nothing found.

Dale Fort– 8 volunteers – 3 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 750 metres of monofilament line  / 54 angling weights / copper piping / 3 plastic slate tiles.

Handmarks and Skomer MCZ – July 24

Locations provided by fisher Stevie James who was unable to retrive pots. At Handmarks dive confirmed that 2 pots of the fleet were jamed under rock crevice. At South Haven Pinnacle both marker buoys were missing and 1 pot jammed in rock crevice. All pots returned to fisher.

Handmarks – 5 volunteers over 2 dives – 4-5  metre viz – dive time of 50 mins =  1 plastic bag / 10  pots recovered. Animals released =  22 Lobsters / 13 Brown Crab / 31 Spider Crab / 1 Sponge Crab /  5 Bull Huss / 12 Velvel Swimming Crab / Animals deceased = 2 Lobsters

South Haven Pinnacles – 8 volunteers over 2 dives – 3-4  metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 9 pots recovered. Animals released =  Lobsters 51 / Brown Crab 7 / Spider Crab 65 / Ballan Wrasse 6 / Velvet Swimming Crab 1

Low Point – Sept 01

Low Point – 7 volunteers – 2 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 800 metres of monofilament  / 115 angling weights / 106 hooks / 1 rod part . Animals released =    Animals deceased =

 

Hobbs Point  – Sept 15

8 divers and 2 shore volunteers gathered at Hobbs Point to take part in the all Wales beach clean weekend. Despite the challenging less than 1m viz divers located a range of marine litter, much of which seems to be fly-tipped.

Hobbs Point – 8 volunteers – < 1 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 150 metres of monofilament  / 24 angling weights / 4 rod pieces / 2 crab lines / 1 crab net / I lobster pot / 2 glass bottles / 2 cans / 1 yacht float / 2 scooters / 1 bike / 1 shopping trolley / 1 car battery / 3 large plastic oil containers / 1 x 4 way extension lead / 1 key ring / 1 car tyre /  1m of copper pipe / 5m of wire cable / 1 pen.

Devon – Sept 22

TBC – X volunteers – X metre viz – dive time of X mins = X metres of monofilament  / X  lost . Animals released =    Animals deceased =

TBC – X volunteers – X metre viz – dive time of X mins = X metres of monofilament  / X  lost . Animals released =    Animals deceased =

TBC – X volunteers – X metre viz – dive time of X mins = X metres of monofilament  / X  lost . Animals released =    Animals deceased =

Devon – Sept 23

TBC – X volunteers – X metre viz – dive time of X mins = X metres of monofilament  / X  lost . Animals released =    Animals deceased =

TBC – X volunteers – X metre viz – dive time of X mins = X metres of monofilament  / X  lost . Animals released =    Animals deceased =

TBC – X volunteers – X metre viz – dive time of X mins = X metres of monofilament  / X  lost . Animals released =    Animals deceased =

TBC – Oct 20

TBC – X volunteers – X metre viz – dive time of X mins = X metres of monofilament  / X  lost . Animals released =    Animals deceased =

TBC – X volunteers – X metre viz – dive time of X mins = X metres of monofilament  / X  lost . Animals released =    Animals deceased =

TBC – X volunteers – X metre viz – dive time of X mins = X metres of monofilament  / X  lost . Animals released =    Animals deceased =

Devon – Oct 21

TBC – X volunteers – X metre viz – dive time of X mins = X metres of monofilament  / X  lost . Animals released =    Animals deceased =

TBC – X volunteers – X metre viz – dive time of X mins = X metres of monofilament  / X  lost . Animals released =    Animals deceased =

TBC – X volunteers – X metre viz – dive time of X mins = X metres of monofilament  / X  lost . Animals released =    Animals deceased =