Scotland - Isle of Mull - Loch Na Keal remote fishing boat.
Lone fishing boat makes its way through Loch Na Keal, Isle of Mull, Scotland. The main fishing on the Ross of Mull, Ulva Ferry and Tobermory is now is commercial shell fishing with baited traps(creels) for lobsters (homarus gamarus), edible brown crabs( cancer pagurus), Prawn (Norwegian Lobster) and velvet swimming crab (necora puber). Scallop dredgers and Prawn trawlers also operate from both ends of the island, dragging the seabed for their catch. Before the late 1960s shell fishing with creels was generally carried out on a seasonal or part time basis allied to crofting, farming or another shore based job. Small boats today still operate this way. Loch na Keal National Scenic Area (NSA) embraces the coastline on the West of Mull, from Gribun cliffs to Ulva and Loch Tuath and also includes Inchkenneth, Staffa and the Treshnish Isles. NSAs are designated by Scottish Natural Heritage as areas of outstanding natural beauty. There's a road around the entire shore of Loch na Keal, so you can easily see it all. Visit Staffa and Lunga (one of the Treshnish Isles) by boat from Ulva Ferry or Fionnphort...http://www.holidaymull.co.uk/index.php?pages=landscape&aAdd to Cart Add to Lightbox Download