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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 »

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 »