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Fishing Support Announced

Queen Scallops

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »