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Floor Shellfish Cleaners Required

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Job Vacancies – 15 positions available We are looking for Floor / Shellfish Cleaners to work in our shellfish production site. Main tasks will include, processing, cleaning, washing packing of product to be despatched. No specific qualifications required but previous experience working in a shellfish… read more »

Job Vacancy

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We are looking for a Fishing Vessel Deckhand / Shellfish Production Assistant. You will be required to work between our factory in Port St Mary and at sea onboard our Fishing Vessel. This position is full time and will involve weekend work and bank holidays… read more »

King Scallop Season – Isle of Man 2021/22

With effect from Monday 1st November, the Isle of Man Sea Fishing Licence is due to open the 2021/22 King scallop dredge fishery. Following recommendations from the Scallop Management Board, the Department of Environment Food and Agriculture has set the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) at… read more »

Isle of Man King Scallop season safety and security measures – COVID 19

King Scallop Fishing Boat

Safety and security measures have been stepped up at harbours ahead of the King Scallop season which began on 1 November this year. Around eighty crews from the Isle of Man, Scotland and Northern Ireland are licensed to fish in Manx waters for the duration… read more »

Fishing Support Announced

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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

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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

King Scallop Fishing Boat

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 »