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Fishing industry workers denied key worker status

Off-Island crews not allowed to step ashore

Fishing crews will not be granted key worker status during the pandemic, according to the environment minister.

The beginning of the King Scallop season gets underway on 1 November, however a number of Covid restrictions will be in place.

It means boat crews from off-Island won't be able to come ashore during the off-loading process.

Geoffrey Boot MHK says the rules will be policed:

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