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Island's scallop industry still in limbo

Thu, 03 Nov 2011


The Isle of Man's scallop fishing industry remains in limbo as talks continue to try to resolve a major problem that's affecting a number of fishermen.

Boats over 15 metres are currently banned from fishing after the UK tightened EU rules.

The limit applies to Manx territorial waters and a large number of the Island's fleet are grounded.

The Manx Government and industry representatives are still pushing the UK authorities as hard as they can to try to fix the situation.

The European legislation was designed to stop big foreign fleets over-fishing in waters around the British Isles.

The boss of the Manx Fish Producers Organisation Tom Bryan-Brown says Manx fishermen are being hit unfairly.[play media file below]

 

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