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Fish sustainability exercise for part of Baie ny Carricke

Mon, 28 Oct 2013

Port St Mary
Port St Mary

A major sustainability exercise which will help preserve fish stocks is being carried out on a stretch of bay in Port St Mary.

Part of Baie ny Carrickey will be closed for fishing of king and queen scallops for 20 years.

It's a plan that will be reviewed by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture in 2018.

For the next three years, the bay will also be closed for large scale crab and lobster fishing.

Minister Phil Gawne says the extreme measures are a necessity:

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