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Manx scallops need more protection

Tonnes of king scallops brought ashore this weekend

There needs to be more protection of the Island’s scallops stocks.

That’s the belief of the head of the Manx Fish Producers organisation.

The start of the new season this week saw several tonnes of king scallops brought ashore and taken off-Island.

Dr David Beard says the numbers of foreign vessels able to take advantage of the Manx conservation methods is putting a strain on our scallop industry.

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