Mussel beds plea to inquiry

UK - Mussel farming is vital for the future of the Wash, a public inquiry into whether fishermen should be able to scare ducks away from shellfish stocks has heard. </b> <br><br> English Nature has refused to allow bird scarers to be placed in the estuary to drive eider ducks away from mussel beds. <br><br> It fears the devices would also disturb other species of bird, such as the internationally-important oyster catcher. <br><br> But fishermen have told a public inquiry sitting in Boston, Lincolnshire, that mussel farming will become unviable if they are not allowed to protect their stocks. <br><br> <i>Source: EDP24 </i>

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