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Scallop advisory board will help ensure sustainability

A board is being established to advise the Isle of Man Government over sustainable management of its king and queen scallop fisheries. The species are worth...
Monday, 24 April 2017

Sea fishing licence fee review will benefit industry in long term

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is to develop a system of sea fishing licence fees that best reflects the value of the resource.  A new...
Thursday, 9 February 2017

Daily catch limit for king scallop fishery ‘assisted sustainability’

A daily catch limit for king scallops, introduced in November, has helped to keep stocks sustainable. That is the message from the Department of Environment,...
Thursday, 26 January 2017

Another skipper fined for illegal fishing as DEFA maintains vigilance

Another skipper has been fined for fishing illegally in Manx waters as the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture maintains vigilance to protect...
Friday, 2 December 2016

Vessel skipper fined for unlawful fishing in Manx waters

The latest prosecution of a vessel skipper reiterates the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture’s (DEFA’s) determination to manage and regulate...
Monday, 28 November 2016

Daily catch limit for king scallop fishery

A temporary daily limit is being introduced for the Island’s king scallop fishery with effect from Tuesday 15 November, following concerns over unsustainable...
Monday, 14 November 2016

Public invited to take part in food provenance label focus groups

Members of the public are invited to take part in focus groups being held to consider a food provenance label for the Isle of Man. The label will be used to...
Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Isle of Man participates in queen scallop consultation

The Isle of Man is among fisheries administrations conducting a public consultation on future management measures for the queen scallop fishery outside Manx...
Friday, 14 October 2016

Measures to ensure sustainability of king scallop fishery and introduction of inshore marine zoning plan

Measures are being introduced to ensure the sustainability of the Island’s king scallop fishery. From the start of the 2016/17 season on 1 November, the number...
Monday, 10 October 2016
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