KALY Team member Iain holding up one of the last lobsters to be caught this year!
Lobster fishing in Loch Bay has been a good season this year – but changes in the movement and times of year lobsters are being caught have been noticeable. It was much later than normal that the lobsters appeared in their numbers. Sea temperatures stayed a bit higher for longer than normal despite poorer summer weather conditions. The great thing about lobster fishing is that it’s a barometer on the health of our seas.
We at KALY are passionate about preserving and conserving the natural marine environment and who better to give day to day updates on what’s happening in the Bay than Iain and his creel fishing colleagues. In conjunction with others including Aileen and Gordon who run ‘Dive and Sea the Hebrides’ we all want to ensure the Bay is looked after for future generations.
We believe in a community led collegiate approach to marine conservation. We are all concerned about the potential loss of the Bays natural biodiversity and habitats. So as a start KALY intend creating a lobster hatchery next year to align with our kelp training farm and to involve everyone locally so that they can join us on our journey.