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Study raises concern about depleting queenie stocks

Concerns have been raised with regards to the volume of Queenie's currently being caught each season.

A study by Bangor University has revealed that the current system in place will result in seriously depleted Queenie stocks in the not too distant future.

They have made a number of recommendations to the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture.

These include a catch limit, rigorous monitoring of catches both inside and outside the Manx territorial sea and a later start time for dredging.

DEFA Minister Phil Gawne says he hopes the fisherman set to be affected understand the measures are about protecting the future of the industry:


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