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Salvage work on the beached cargo vessel MSC Napoli out of Brixham has been suspended until spring in the face of 'treacherous' winter storms brewing. It is for the safety of workmen and to prevent any environmental damage to Lyme Bay's wildlife and coastline.
By JOHN FLETCHER Work to salvage what is left of the MSC Napoli will be postponed until next year because of the risk posed by winter weather, it has emerged. The stern of the ill-fated container ship was due to have been removed from the Branscombe coastline next month.
Ne in four mammals, one in eight birds and one in three amphibians on this planet are threatened with extinction. This is something which is of profound significance to us all.
By Paul Gompertz Podium IF HUMAN life is to have a viable future, we have a very short time in which to change our relationship with the natural world around us from one of plunder to one of nurture.
By LIZ PHILLIPS South Devon fishermen, already banned from scalloping in 60 square miles of Lyme Bay, have condemned the launch of a new three- year eco-study of the seabed as 'a Government delaying tactic'.
Scientists are to carry out a study of the ecological and economic impact of the Lyme Bay fishing ban. Scallop dredging and bottom trawling were prohibited in around 10 per cent of the bay this month by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The Lyme Bay exclusion zone is to be monitored by Westcountry scientists after they won a major pounds400,000 Defra contract. The scientists, led by marine biologists from the University of Plymouth, will now monitor the ecological and socio-economic impact of the 60 sq m exclusion zone.
By EXCLUSIVE Philip Bowern Pressure from the Devon Wildlife Trust, which succeeded in banning scallopers and other bottom trawlers from an area of Lyme Bay, could force the displaced fishermen to move into even more sensitive marine areas off Devon and Dorset.
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.
Damaging types of fishing will be banned in part of a bay to protect sea life, the Government announced yesterday.