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Industry to Support Real Time Closures

Aug 01,2007 SACN


"Skippers could sound the alert when fish stocks are struggling under plans to conserve North Sea supplies.

Rural Affairs Minister Richard Lochhead revealed the idea ahead of a planned visit to Fraserburgh on Wednesday.

Mr Lochhead is discussing the voluntary scheme of "real-time closures" with industry representatives.

Areas would be closed when undersize cod were spotted to protect these stocks, which if caught at present have to be discarded."

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The Scotsman



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