Friday, 2 September 2011

Pugh in warning over Southport cockle picking rush...

The Daily post has a story that concerns many Southport residents:

HUNDREDS of cockle-pickers who converged on Southport beach were last night warned of the dangers posed by the Ribble Estuary.
The town’s MP ( John Pugh Lib Dem) voiced fears at the number of fishermen descending on the resort after the cockle harvest opened yesterday for the first time since the 2004 Morecambe Bay tragedy.
Rumours of rapid riches to be made have prompted fears of unlicensed gangmasters exploiting migrants to work under the cover of darkness in the Pinfold Channel.

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