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2008-07-01 00:05:00

By Louise Vennells Fishermen are investigating whether they can take the Government to court over the proposed closure of a lucrative fishing ground. The South West Inshore Fishing Association (SWIFA) has recruited a marine lawyer to examine the ban on bottom trawlers in Lyme Bay. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has ordered the closure of a 60 square mile area to protect rare species of coral and other wildlife. But SWIFA maintains that a voluntary agreement...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.