Withy-pots are traditional crab and lobster pots made from willow branches, a sustainable and plastic free alternative to modern creel pots
"Earlier this week our willow lobster pot trial in N Wales caught their first lobsters! Fisher reported about same catch rate as conventional pots. Just a mini-lobster today, but that's fishing.."
Alec Moore, on Twitter
"The introduction of steel creels / pots wasn't a good thing . Mass production lead to huge increase in fishing effort and year round fishing in areas which were only seasonal previously . If fishermen were still limited to making their own gear it would be a different story now"
John Wells @nexthesea on Twitter