Becci of Ladram fishes under the rules of the Devon & Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, and is fully licenced by the Marine Management Orgainisation to catch shellfish and prime fish. The Becci’s crew lay her pots in the water for crab, lobster and whelk fishing. These pots consist of a rigid structure covered with net, with an opening made in the net to allow the shellfish, attracted by the bait, to enter.
The pots are selective, as they all have escape hatches fitted to them to allow the smaller shellfish to escape. Any that are caught are individually measured, and those smaller than the legal size are put back into the sea alive. Fishing with pots limits damage to the ocean habitat. The quality of products brought aboard is also excellent, with all of the catch remaining alive when it is landed and sold.