Gary Chater Surely dan flags which can be seen well before bouncers!! Also u can attach radar reflectors to a dan flag no probs!


In response to your comment on the Fishing News facebook page, if a requirement to have dan flags is widely supported it can be added to the proposal. I excluded them in the draft proposal because I was aware of views that dan flags repesented a health & safety risk for some operators, as well as an additional cost.  

The draft proposal which Robert Smith has posted is simply a 'starter for ten' for discussion. I hoped that is was helpful to have some specific ideas to 'shoot down' or 'build on' (such as by adding the need for dan flags).

For example, do we agree that there should be a buoy at each end of a fleet of creels? If so, we might be simply arguing about the appropriate minimum size of buoy. However, some or the majority may argue that fishermen should be able to use whatever they like to mark their fleets.

Of course my discussion paper also adds a potential requirement for a smaller sized float too. It may establish that this requirment is totally unnecessary and inappropriate. 

I hope the above indicates how we may be able to reach some sensible conclusions. However, I recognise that we may not reach any consensus - we may not be able to agree on anything!

Please feel free to give a call at any time. 

Simon Dryden 

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Why the contribution is important

Tries to set draft proposal, which has been issued for discussion, in context and answer legitimate concerns.

by simondryden on May 10, 2016 at 01:53PM

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