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King Scallop area closure

King Scallop Fishing Boat

The Scallop Management Board who jointly advise on the Isle of Man Scallop fishery recently decided to close off a section in the south of the Isle of Man for fishing vessels. This call came directly from the fishing industry’s request. Known as the Bradda… read more »

King Scallops – inception to commercial status

Pecten Maximus, commonly known as the King Scallop, found around the Isle of Man, boasts a fascinating life cycle that captivates both scientists and seafood enthusiasts alike. Their life journey from inception to reaching commercial size is well studied in science by Bangor University around… 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 »

Sustainable Fisheries Management on the Isle of Man: A Deep Dive into King Scallops, Queen Scallops, Lobster, Crab, and Whelk

The Isle of Man, nestled in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland, is renowned for its stunning landscapes and rich maritime heritage. One of the key aspects of this maritime heritage is the island’s thriving fishing industry. The Isle of Man’s fisheries management practices… 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 »

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 »

King and Queen Scallop board appointed

King Scallop Fishing Boat

A new board is being set up to advise the Isle of Man government over the sustainable management of its King and Queen scallop fisheries. Currently the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) manages both the king and queen scallop fisheries to ensure their… 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 »

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 »