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Boot pleased with scallop catch limit

Restriction lifted for now

A limit placed on king scallops in Manx waters has prolonged the season, according to the environment, food and agriculture minister.

The action was taken in November after almost 800 tonnes of stock were taken in the first week of the season.

DEFA confirmed the restriction had been lifted earlier this week.

Geoffrey Boot says his department has learnt lessons, and is monitoring the situation closely:

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