Scrapped trawlers’ memorial

A section of the stern of beam trawler Helena Elizabeth TX-29 now forms part of a memorial to the Dutch fishing vessels scrapped during 2023. The memorial is on the island of Texel, which has long been a centre of the Dutch beam trawl fishery, and Helena Elizabeth’s stern section bearing the trawler’s name has been placed in a location placed in a location  with a view over the sea and with benches for visitors. Just one of the many beam trawlers leaving the Dutch fleet that has been plagued with challenges in recent years – ranging from the Landing Obligation to Brexit, and the loss of the pulse fishery to the runaway growth of windfarms and the consequent loss of fishing grounds,,, >click to read< 21:39

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