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Fishing Support Announced

Queen Scallops

The Manx Government has announced a package of financial support for local seafood businesses to help protect their future during the COVID-19 pandemic. Action is required to protect the industry infrastructure, such as vessels and processing factories which, due to the immediate and devastating impacts… read more »

Isle of Man Fishing Industry – Covid-19

The Isle of Man Fleet has been under severe pressure along with local processors as a result of the Covid-10 virus. The local catch – around 90% – goes off the island to wholesale and retail outlets in Europe and the UK. And it’s a… read more »

King Scallop restrictions

isle of man fishing

The 2019 season started on 1 November. This season the volume that can be caught has been reduced by 20% from the 2018 limit. The DEFA Minister Geoffrey Boot said the move would help to keep the “important industry” sustainable. Fishing boats licensed to fish… read more »

Manx Fishing Industry Conference

Taking in place on Monday 24th June 2019 will be the annual Manx Fishing Industry Conference. This year it will be taking place at the Masonic Hall in Peel between 9.30am and 4.30pm. The conference will include a number of short talks including AFBI herring… read more »

Fisherman fined for illegal catch

Whelk

The skipper of an English fishing trawler has been fined £25,000 for illegal fishing in Manx waters. Dinars Lugans, from Lincoln, pleaded guilty to retaining whelk under the minimum landing size at Douglas courthouse on Tuesday. Mr Lugans has also had his Isle of Man… read more »

Marine Nature Reserve Event

Crab

An event being held will allow the public to explore the unique marine life of Ramsey in the Isle of Man through science and art. An under water world will be created showcasing Ramsey bay – currently the Island’s only marine nature reserve and one… read more »

Whelk fishing controls

Whelk

New controls for the fishing of whelks in Isle of Man waters will come into effect from mid August this year. The new controls will assist in ensuring that the Whelk fishery remains sustainable and the species are protected. At present the controls are only… read more »

Manx fishermen trial data system

Queen Scallops

The Isle of Man’s fishing industry is taking part in a trial for a new data management system. The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture’s fisheries (DEFA) are testing a new fisheries data management system before it is adopted by fishery authorities throughout the UK… read more »

King and Queen Scallop board appointed

A new board is being set up to advise the Isle of Man government over the sustainable management of its King and Queen scallop fisheries. Currently the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) manages both the king and queen scallop fisheries to ensure their… read more »

Unesco Biosphere status for Isle of Man

Unesco Isle of Man

The Isle of Man has been recognised as one of the best places in the world to live, work and explore nature. This high profile accolade has been given by the well know and highly respected world heritage body Unesco which has granted the the entire… read more »