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Interview with Tim Croft, Island Seafare Limited, about his fishing business

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Date(s): 9 December 1996

Creator(s): Port Erin Marine Laboratory

Scope & Content: Tim Croft talks about his current business processing queenies and scallops in the Isle of Man alongside the other four Isle of Man operators. He talks about stocks of queenies in Manx waters; employment in his business; management of the the inshore grounds within the 3-mile and 12-mile limit; Scottish boats fishing Manx waters; lack of processing capacity in the Isle of Man for the queenies in the summer months; Manx boats scallop fishing in the English Channel and waters around Scotland; fewer Isle of Man workers and more from elsewhere wanting to work in the fishing; other processing operators on the island; labour shortage; prawn fishing boat the 'Friendly Shore' out of Port St Mary; processing methods; herring season becoming shorter; collective marketing of the Isle of Man fish product; price of Manx shellfish; Manx fleet onboard gear and cost of vessels; career in fishing and fishing licences; Isle of Man Government grants; employing crew and processing staff; diversification from scallops and queenies in the future into prawns, crabs, lobsters, whelks for export to Spain and Europe; legislation and management for the future of the fishery in the Isle of Man through Government, including the Marine Station providing research for commercial use.

Language: English

Extent: 32 min. 48 sec.

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0015/3

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