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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
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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