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Three weeks to catch increased queenie quota

Rise in permitted catch after assessment

The Island's queenie fishermen have three weeks to make the most of an increased quota for them.

It follows news the amount they are allowed to catch this season has been upped by almost 25 per cent, to 1,240 tonnes.

After the three-week period, the situation will be reviewed again.

DEFA member David Cretney MLC says the change comes following the mid-season assessment of queenie stocks:

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