We recently caught up with Seamus O'Flaherty in Kilmore Quay Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Seamus and his family operate a fleet of 22 commercial fishing boats, of which 20 are bottom trawlers.
In our interesting conversation, Seamus tells us how there is a fish nursery ground outside his local harbour, they don't fish there and that an area like this would make a good Marine Protected Area (MPA).
He also adds that the one type of fishing that should be removed from MPAs is bottom trawling.
Seamus is also a diver and believes that sinking ships to use as artificial reefs could benefit biodiversity and boot local diving tourism.
Our thanks to Seamus for taking part.
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