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2008-08-06 00:00:20

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. We have just seen a landmark moment in that process, which might be described as "one small step for marine, one giant leap for marinekind". Some 60 square nautical miles of Lyme Bay in Dorset have been closed to scallop-dredging and bottom-trawling on the orders of the Fisheries minister....

2008-07-16 00:00:19

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. That warning was made to Paul Gompertz of the Devon Wildlife Trust as long ago as December last year in letters seen by the Western Morning News. Yet the trust pressed ahead with its calls for a ban on bottom trawling in a large...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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