from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of long-tailed ten-footed crustaceans of the family Homaridæ: so called from the nephroid eyes, N. norvegicus, known as the Norway lobster, is found on the Atlantic coasts of Europe, and has commercial value.
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- n. a genus of Nephropsidae
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Next on his list of people of who should love New Labour were the nephrops fishermen of the West of Scotland.
These towns have been subject to European Union regulations over the past number of years which have resulted in reduced quota allocations for fish species which has been particularly damaging for valuable species such as nephrops.
There was an agreed rollover of quota for the £46.9 million North Sea nephrops industry, part of Scotland's most valuable fleet and a 15 per cent cut in the west coast prawn quota.
'We are working closely with the industry and scientists to develop counter-proposals which will respond to the difficult scientific advice on our west coast whitefish stocks but not damage our lucrative nephrops sector.
However, as cod is caught in a 'mixed fishery', it swims alongside whiting, haddocks, plaice, flatfish and nephrops (prawn) and although cod is no longer an important targeted species for the UK fleet, it is still caught as an accidental by-catch by vessels targeting the other species.
We are ready to act to ensure sustainable whitefish fisheries and protect our valuable nephrops fisheries - but the solutions must fit our circumstances and not the convenience of the EC.
The European Commission has published proposals with resecpt to the West of Scotland whitefish fishery which would have a substantial detrimental impact on the West Coast nephrops fleet (worth over £30 million to the west coast rural and remote economy).
"The proposed restrictions on whitefish would be a hammer blow to the nephrops fishery - the mainstay of the west coast fishing communities - and worth over £30 million.