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King Scallop restrictions

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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


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


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


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

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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 »

Marine conservation zones in force

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Marine conservation zones will be in force from 1 November 2016. A number of measures are being introduced to combat over-fishing off the Isle of Man’s coast. Five new three-mile ‘conservation zones’ – where the commercial fishing of King Scallops will be prohibited – are being… read more »

Queen Scallop consultation

The Isle of Man is once again taking part in a consultation regarding the queen scallop fishery in waters around the British Isles. Marine Scotland will be leading the research, which will take into account several fisheries around Northern Ireland, the west of Scotland and… read more »