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Public's opinion sought on declining king scallop stocks

Fri, 08 Jul 2016

Public opinions are being sought about the future of the king scallop fishing industry on the Isle of Man.
Fish products pulled in £13 million last year supporting more than 300 jobs - the king scallops netted £4 million.
The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture says with more vessels fishing more frequently and overall catches increasing the abundance of the stock is decreasing. 
Minister Richard Ronan says it's a cause for concern for the long-term sustainability so is asking for feedback on how to best protect the sector:


  • Richard Ronan MHK

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