VIDEO: Short film explores Devon’s lobster conservation

Those that have stayed at our Devon caravan parks will know how much of a part fishing plays in life around the coast, particularly in North Devon.

With this in mind, a film-maker has released the first in a series of new documentaries about lobster conservation in the waters off Devon.

Jo Stewart-Smith’s short film looks at the positive impact Lundy’s no-take zone has had on the coast’s lobster population.

Lobster Potting and Berried Hens is the first of six documentaries in the Boat Stories series and focuses on the efforts of lobsterman Geoff Huelin, who works from Ilfracombe harbour just down the hill from our North Devon caravan parks, in supporting the conservation project.

Creative director of NDMI – the film making organisation tasked with launching the documentaries – Amanda McCormack said: “We are really pleased with what Jo and her crew have done with the Boat Stories brief.

“As well as sharing stories of contemporary life in North Devon an important part of our remit is to give work to local film makers.

“We want to fly the flag for the documentary film industry in North Devon and this project shows that we definitely have local talent worth celebrating.”

The Boat Stories series is funded by Northern Devon Flag, Tarka Trust, Bideford Bridge Trust and North Devon +.

You can watch the short film below – do you recognise any spots from your Devon holidays?