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Manx fish and scallop stocks in trouble

| October 7, 2014
Manx fish and scallop stocks in trouble

Mirroring concerns in Scottish waters, there are growing concerns over dwindling fish and scallop stocks in Manx waters. The decrease in fish stocks has prompted the Manx fisheries managers to set up a committee to be set up and it’s hoped the science steering group will bring closer working relations between the government and fishermen. […]

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Shark cull to start in WA

| January 6, 2014
Shark cull to start in WA

Since the Western Australian (WA) Government announced plans to cull White Sharks in December it has been a controversial and widely debated topic with school children from as far away as Canada writing the WA Premier to ask for the scientific evidence to support such a cull. Following seven shark related deaths in WA waters […]

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Isle of Man lead on scallop closure

| January 24, 2012
Isle of Man lead on scallop closure

The Isle of man queen scallop fishery will close on January 31 until the start of the new season on June 1. This will help to ensure its sustainability according to Billy Caley, Director of Isle of Man Seafoods and a member of the Isle of Man Scallop Processors’ Association who welcomed the move, announced […]

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US set catch limits for all managed species

| January 10, 2012
US set catch limits for all managed species

In an effort to sustain commercial and recreational fishing for the next several decades, the US is to impose catch limits to protect the 528 species in federally managed fisheries, from Alaskan pollock to Caribbean queen conch. Unlike most recent environmental policy debates, which have divided neatly along party lines, this one is about a […]

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Norway to introduce tougher laws

| August 26, 2008
Norway to introduce tougher laws

Helga Pedersen, Norway’s fisheries minister, has announced that Norway is set to introduce strict new rules for commercial fishing boats, irrespective of their nationality, which will require all fish caught within its waters to be landed at an official fishing port. The proposal to tighten Norwegian fishing rules is being seen as a consequence of […]

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