Fishermen fear Scottish lobster stocks ‘could collapse’

Fishermen fear that lobster stocks could be on the verge of collapse after an increase in the numbers being caught and a surge in the value of the shellfish. Boat captains operating on the east coast say that fewer lobsters are being brought to shore, with smaller specimens among the catch than in previous years. The Scottish Government has recently introduced catch restrictions for unlicensed fishermen in a bid to keep the numbers being caught down. But there are fears that Scottish waters could be about to see stocks collapse similar to the situation which developed in Norway in the 1970s and 1980s. click here to read the story 10:07