The Cornish Crab Company and Rowse Fishing use Static Gear – Pots and Creels Ink Well Pot – Parlour Pot

Potting or creeling uses small cages or baskets to capture crabs, lobsters. Pots differ in shape, size and construction materials, according to the target species and local practices. The pots are baited and set on the seabed singly or in strings attached to buoys, which act as location markers and support for the recovery lines. Vessels need to have a large open deck area to enable them to carry large numbers of pots.

All of the vessels are fitted with creel haulers which are designed to take the main rope, with pots lifted clear as they pass the winch. The pots are then left to soak and are usually raised each day or every other day, to allow the catch to be removed and fresh bait set. Their construction varies, but typically will be of plastic piping frames

with a netting cover and plastic ‘bucket’ entrance with a heavy plastic matrix base. The stanchions, base and top area are protected with either rope or old car tyre. A bait band formed by a rubber cross section of car inner tube is placed around the outside wall of the entry bucket, where portions of bait are held in place away from the outside walls of the pot.

CHRIS TACHA

SKIPPER: Raymon Vimba  RELIEF SKIPPER: Joseph Andrews

Martin Liepaynieks | Dzintars Kraulis | Martin Praulins | Arthur Kulmanis | Vlad Flipovs | Arno Zobens

Chris Tacha PL26- Information

The Chris Tacha PL26 is a 16.5 meter steel crabber, built in 2003 using one of the first fuel efficient designs available. This vessel is also an offshore vessel and will usually be at sea for a period of three days at a time before they return to port to land the catch.

Vessel Name: Chris Tacha- PL26
Built: 2003
Construction: Steel
Registered Length: 16.4
Tonnage: 108
Gear type: Static- creels, parlour pots and inkwell pots
The catch: Brown crab, Spider crab and European Lobster
Fishing Area: VII
Number of crew: 5

INTUITION

SKIPPER: Alan Nudd

Steven Hearn | Maris Kirsteins | Marcis Zalepskis | Robert Opalais | Igors Kiruhims | Elvis Spila | Alex Scepins

The Intuition TO40 - Information

The Intuition T040, built by our company in 1996, the ‘Intuition’ is a GRP (fibre glass) vessel and the largest of our fleet at 18 meters.This vessel is fully shelter decked providing a safe and comfortable working platform for our crew. The Intuition is an offshore vessel and will be at sea for 5-6 days at a time before returning to port to land the catch.

Vessel Name: Intuition – T040
Built: 1996
Construction: GRP
Registered Length: 16.4
Tonnage: 108
Gear Type: Static -creels, parlour pots and inkwell pots
The Catch: Brown Crab, Spider crab and European Lobster
Fishing Area: VII
Number of Crew: 5

HARRIET EVE

SKIPPER: Mario Perry  RELIEF SKIPPER: Joseph Andrews

Juris Liepins | Janis Ruttenbergs | Arvis Nieja | Krist Smilsarays | Tom Dudo | Edgar Ruttenbergs | Juris Serebrenikovs

The Harriet- Eve TO50- Information

The Harriet – Eve T050 she is the most recent addition to our fleet, a 15 meter steel open decked crabbing vessel. The Harriet Eve was built in 1968 and spent much of her life trawling from the Thames Estuary until she was purchased by Rowse Fishing and converted into a crabber in April 2013. This vessel is an inshore day vessel and does not stay at sea over night or in bad weather, hence why it is open decked.

Harriet Eve-TO50
Built: 1968
Construction: Steel
Registered Length: 14.8
Tonnage: 28
Gear type: Static- creels, parlour pots and inkwell pots
The catch: Brown crab, Spider crab and European Lobster
Fishing Area: VII
Skipper: Mario Perry
Number of crew: 4

EMMA LOUISE

SKIPPER: Shane Petit

Eric Spude | Adam Parker | Frank Essuman | John Arthur | Jo Bentum

Emma Louise TO60- Information

The Emma-Louise T060 is the most modern of our fleet, a 16 meter steel, shelter decked vessel, designed for and built by our company in 2012. Emma Louise was specifically designed with emissions and fuel economy in mind, the shape of her hull dramatically reduces fuel consumption and emissions. This vessel is an offshore vessel and will spend 3-4 days at sea before landing the catch.

Vessel Name:  Emma Louise- TO60
Built: 2013
Construction: Steel<
Registered Length: 16.4 metres
Tonnage: 106
Gear type: Static- creels, parlour pots and inkwell pots
The catch: Brown crab, Spider crab and European Lobster
Fishing Area: VII
Number of crew: 5

NIMROD

SKIPPER: Ben Rowse

Andrej Krivcovs | Edgars Ruttenbergs | Vitalijs Lukesevics | Sergey Mahotins | Alex Paucs

Nimrod TO30 - Information

MFV Nimrod was built by C. Toms and Sons, Polruan, Cornwall in 2009.

The vessel was purchased by Rowse Fishing in August 2017 and underwent an extensive refit, entering into service in July 2018.

This vessel is named after Emma’s grandfather, Nimrod Bawden, who served his time as a Shipwright in Newlyn and also a Mechanic for the Penlee Lifeboat.

NIMROD

Port letters and numbers- TO30

Official number- C19444

Call Sign- 2EY16

Registration port- Truro

Construction Material- Steel

Gross Tonnage- 32.00

Registered length- 14.15

Year of build- 2009

 

 

CESCA

SKIPPER: Thomas Lewis

Svanjunas Dambrauskas | Felix Kweku | Darius Gorbatiukas | Raymond Hughes

Cesca TO20-Information

MFV Cesca was built by Damen Shipyard, Capetown, South Africa in 2000 and was originally named the Intrepid.

The Cesca was purchased by Rowse Fishing from the Erongo Fishing Company in South Africa in September 2018. It was then only the simple matter of getting the boat back to the UK! This involved a very large crate and a container ship to London Gateway docks. The Cesca was then met by our own team to continue the journey to Newlyn. After a long refit she entered service in July 2019.

This vessel is named after our daughter, Francesca (Cesca for short).

CESCA

Port letters and numbers- TO20

Official number- C21316

Call Sign- MFVJ9

Registration port- Truro

Construction Material- Steel

Gross Tonnage- 26.20

Registered length- 12.84

Year of build- 2000

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