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Marine protected areas justified by TV documentary says Chief Minister

A TV programme taking a closer look at the Island’s seabed has been hailed a success by the Chief Minister.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall went diving off Port Erin Bay, assessing a Marine Protected Area and comparing it to areas which have been dredged for scallops.

The TV chef used the Isle of Man as an example of how our strategy of closing areas to fishermen has worked.

Allan Bell said the Channel Four show was a positive showcase and justified government’s work in preserving fishing stocks and developing conservation sites.

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