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Fishing consultation to ensure longevity of Queenie industry

Sat, 27 Dec 2014


People are being urged to have their say on the future of the Island's queen scallop fishery.

A decline in stock, coupled with large catches in recent years, has led to seriously depleted numbers.

This summer saw major restrictions placed on fishing activity in an effort to preserve stocks and allow them to replenish.

The Environment, Food and Agriculture consultation is trying to work out the fairest methods of allocating fishing from 2016 and beyond.

Director of fisheries Karen McHarg says she doesn't believe this will damage the Island's status as a key exporter:

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