Scarborough & the Yorkshire Coast have a healthy vibrant shell fishing industry.  Local fishermen still go out in small boats and lay crab & lobster pots along the coast.  Below are a few links to shell fishing history in the UK.

Oyster fishing report 1976:

https://www.cefas.co.uk/publications/

2013 UK fishing report: 

 UK_Sea_Fisheries_Statistics_2013

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