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King Scallop fishery for the Isle of Man will open on 1 November

The Isle of Man’s King Scallop fishery will open again from 1 November 2017 with further restrictions in place to reduce the fishing effort and allow stock to recover. In recent years  the number of boats fishing in the Isle of Man’s scallop fishery has expanded significantly […]

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Biosphere status for the Isle of Man

            The Isle of Man has been awarded a very special Biosphere status. This high profile accolade was  granted the world heritage body Unesco which has awarded the the entire Isle of Man a Biosphere Reserve. This makes the Isle of Man the first […]

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Isle of Man leads the way in marine conservation

International commitment to marine conservation will be back in the spotlight today (Monday, February 25) as thousands of environmental campaigners prepare to march on Westminster. The mass rally has been organised by TV presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall as a focal point of his campaign to promote more sustainable […]

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Isle of Man Scallop fisherman fined

A Peel fisherman from the Isle of Man has been fined £3,000 for taking under-sized scallops from Manx seas. Robert Parton’s boat Benolas was stopped by the fisheries protection vessel Barrule last week and detained when officers found his catch contained Isle of Man Queen Scallops below […]

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Channel 4 show highlights Isle of Man’s contribution to fishing conservation

Phil Gawne MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, has welcomed recognition of the Isle of Man’s pioneering approach to marine conservation. The Channel 4 programme Hugh’s Fish Fight: Save Our Seas, broadcast on Thursday night (14 February 2013), visited the Isle of Man as part of […]

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Isle of Man minister issues warning to fishermen for landing undersized Queen Scallops

  DEFA Minister Phil Gawne has issued a stern warning to fishermen wishing to land immature queenies into the Isle of Man for processing, or to carry them through Manx waters. Speaking today he said “A random factory inspection yesterday produced evidence of significant amounts of undersized […]

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Isle of Man Queenies awarded PDO status

The European Commission confirmed today that Isle of Man Queenies had been awarded European Union ‘Protected Designation of Origin’ (PDO) status. This award means that queenies landed elsewhere or that do not meet the specifications set by the PDO cannot claim to be Isle of Man Queenies. […]

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New Marine Protected area for the Isle of Man

Phil Gawne MHK, Minister for DEFA, has confirmed the designation of Baie ny Carrickey as the latest in a network of Isle of Man Marine Protected Areas.  A new byelaw comes into effect on the 1 November 2012, prohibiting the use of mobile fishing gears in the […]

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Isle of Man King Scallop fishery opens

The 1 November sees the start of the Isle of Man King Scallop fishery. The fishery is regarded as a very well managed fishery that sees fishermen, scientists, producers and government working alongside each other to ensure a long term and sustainable approach to King Scallop fishing. […]

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