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Isle of Man King Scallop sustainability

The Isle of Man is to cut the amount of king scallop fishing licences by almost 50% amid concerns about sustainability. The Isle of Man’s Fishery department (DEFA) said the number of vessels authorised to fish in Isle of Man waters will fall from 156 to… read more »

Five new conservation zones

Five new conservation zones are to be established around the Island’s coastline, to protect important marine species and wildlife. Commercial fishing will be banned in the zones, between the shore and three miles out to sea. The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture  (DEFA) says… read more »

SALSA standard approved

For the third year running Island Shellfish has been given SALSA approval. For anyone not familiar with SALSA, it is a food-safety standard written by experienced food safety experts to reflect both the legal requirements of producers and the enhanced expectations of ‘best practice’ of… read more »

Stormy start to 2016


The start of 2016 has been somewhat of a slow start for the fishermen on the Isle of Man. A series of storms have moved across the Atlantic on a regular basis and have caused disruption to both the King Scallop fleet and those larger… read more »

New Year, new products

First of all the team at Island Shellfish would like to wish all of our customers old, current and new a very happy and prosperous new year! With Christmas but a distant memory it is time to focus our efforts on the year ahead and… read more »

It’s half way time for Stephane and Peter as running men head to the Isle of Man

Sunday will be a milestone for Stephane Delourme and Peter McGahan as both men reach the half way point in the Celtic 7 Marathon Challenge as they run the course on the Isle of Man. Stephane, who is head chef at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant… read more »

Isle of Man Queenies Awarded Protected European Status

The European Commission has confirmed that Isle of Man Queenies had been awarded European Union ‘Protected Designation of Origin’ status. This award means that queenies landed elsewhere or that do not meet the highest standards cannot claim to be Isle of Man Queenies. Phil Gawne… read more »

Isle of Man minister issues warning to fishermen for landing undersized Queen Scallops

DEFA Minister Phil Gawne has issued a stern warning to fishermen wishing to land immature queenies into the Isle of Man for processing, or to carry them through Manx waters. Speaking today he said: “A random factory inspection yesterday produced evidence of significant amounts of… read more »

Channel 4 show highlights Isle of Man’s contribution to fishing conservation

Phil Gawne MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, has welcomed recognition of the Isle of Man’s pioneering approach to marine conservation. The Channel 4 programme Hugh’s Fish Fight: Save Our Seas, broadcast on Thursday night (14 February 2013), visited the Isle of Man as… read more »

Isle of Man leads the way in marine conservation


International commitment to marine conservation will be back in the spotlight today (Monday, February 25) as thousands of environmental campaigners prepare to march on Westminster. The mass rally has been organised by TV presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall as a focal point of his campaign to promote… read more »