Emptying the catch on a commercial trawler.
Photograph courtesy of Neil Bagley.
Kingfisher Information Service
operates the KIS-CA project, which enables fishermen to receive
information of cable routes and other physical details (e.g. repeaters,
splices, etc), together with emergency contact numbers and procedures. The
waters covered by the project are the North Sea, English Channel (La
Manche), Bristol Channel/Southwest Approaches, Irish Sea and West of
Scotland (i.e. ICES Areas IV, VII and VI) - and therefore include cables
between the coasts of Norway, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium,
France, Ireland and the UK.
Fishing and Submarine Cables Informative ICPC booklet showing how the fishing and submarine cable communities can work together. Acrobat PDF format.
Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA) -- the largest organisation of commercial fishermen on the west coast. PCFFA has long been involved in resource conservation and protection issues, and the Institute for Fisheries Resources is expanding and carrying on PCFFA's 24year conservation tradition.