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Isle of Man new fisheries spatial management measures in the Western Irish Sea Mud-belt – Consultation opens

Consultation The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture in the Isle of Man is reaching out to stakeholders for your thoughts on some new plans for our Island’s waters, particularly in the Western Irish Sea Mud-Belt (WISMB). Its important for all involved to give their… read more »

Isle of Man King Scallop Fishery – one of the best in the British Isles

The Marine Conservation Society has recently recognised the Isle of Man’s king scallop fishery as one of the most effectively managed fisheries in the British Isles. This noteworthy acknowledgment has been featured in the charity’s comprehensive Good Fish Guide, an invaluable resource for consumers seeking… read more »

Navigating Troubled Waters: Challenges Facing Shellfish Processors in the Isle of Man

Queen Scallops

The Isle of Man, with its rich maritime heritage and abundant seafood resources, has long been a hub for shellfish processing. The island’s processors play a vital role in the local economy and seafood industry. However, they face a unique set of challenges that can… read more »

Job Vacancy

fishing industry

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 »

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 »