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New survey says queenie situation isn't as dire as suggested

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MFP backs up fishermen's assertions

A new survey backs up claims by the Island's fishermen that a Bangor University survey of scallop stocks has made the situation out to be worse than it actually is.

Off the back of the Bangor survey, a forty per cent cut in catch for the new queenie season, which has started this week, has been introduced.

There is also a warning that queenie fishing next year might have to be curtailed.

But David Beard, of the Manx Fish Producers, says their industry survey paints a different picture.

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