Manx fish and scallop stocks in trouble

scallops2Mirroring 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.

The Manx queen scallop fishery is now being strictly monitored after recent research showed a 50 per cent fall in reserves; Last year, the total catch allowed was 4,000 tonnes, this year, it was reduced to around 1,000 tonnes.To the commercial sector involved this represents a fall in income from around £3 million to around £750,000.

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