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The Orkney fishing industry
A look at what makes the Orkney Islands such a successful centre for shellfishing. The geographical position of the Orkney Islands means the waters around it are a rich source of seafood. The shellfish caught here are valued as high quality produce and are exported around the world. The home market is limited due to lack of demand for products which are not 'easy' to eat. Sustaining fish stocks is viewed as important to local livelihoods, and to preserve stocks a lobster hatchery has been set up. Please note this clip is only available in Flash and Windows Media.
This could inform a case study into the geography of the Orkney Islands and how this has shaped settlement. It could also fit into discussion of the global food trade and its effects on the environment and communities. The sustainable practices set up in Orkney could be looked at. How successful are these and how transferable are the ideas behind them to other fields?
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