ID LN014002_001

TitleJohn Jowers interviewed for Lions Talking Magazine 140
Abstract[03m] John Jowers talking to Frank Osborn. John is Chairman of Fisherman's Association, Councillor on WM Town Council, and has just elected to Town Mayor. They talk about fish caught in river, sea trout, salmon, lemon sole, brill, bass (too expensive to eat), herring - drift netting, gurnard, mullet, turbot, squid, cuttlefish, whelks (often caught for bate), skate (roker), haddock (not round here), crabs (shore crabs used for bate), lobsters ( often caught when fishing for eels etc. ), sprats. John has one 'big' boat, run by one of the Moles. Mersea is the biggest fishing port between Lowestoft and Brixham. Concern about pollution - the sewage works is totally inadequate. Threatening to take Anglian Water to European Court if works are not upgraded. Other topics - the way the island is changing. Poll tax - does Mersea get enough money from Colchester.
Duration34 minutes
RecordedJune 1990

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