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Boot promises queenie bag limit review

Market for scallops severely depressed

The Environment Food and Agriculture Minister has promised bag limits for Manx queenie fishermen will be reviewed in the next two weeks.

Geoffrey Boot says the industry has to be careful not to deplete stock to unsustainable levels, as the season opened this week.

A total catch limit of 557 tonnes has been set, with queen scallops selling for half of last year's prices amid a severely depressed market. 

Mr Boot says his department must be wary of a knee-jerk reaction:   

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