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Poem based rather ironically on a TRUE story in the Manx press today

http://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/scallop-advisor-fined-for-illegal-fishing

He wanted to go and catch scallops gets into a boat called a shallops* He didn’t look at the time And had committed a crime It’s into the court he now gallops Five thousand pounds he’s now got to pay A ‘timely’ error on the said day This ‘scallop advisor’ Just should have been wiser This fishy story won’t go away! Poem based rather ironically on a TRUE story in the Manx press today http://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/scallop-advisor-fined-for-illegal-fishing *a little poetic licence about his boat but a Shallops is a sailing boat used for coastal fishing 15th January 2018

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Date: 1/16/2018 10:31:00 AM
I needed a good laugh this morning, so Thanks!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 1/16/2018 10:33:00 AM
Thanks so much for dropping by Judy - what could be more Ironic lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/16/2018 9:02:00 AM
Poor fella.
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Date: 1/16/2018 10:07:00 AM
I can only begin to imagine how embarrassing it was for him and it's understandable why he resigned from his job. BUt he broke the rules, got caught and got court. The Manx Government is clamping down on fishing in our waters and Scottish fishermen are not happy they will now have to 'register a catch' but its to protect our stock of scallops and is protecting the future of the manx fishing industry:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 1/16/2018 7:16:00 AM
great limerick lovely lady ;) -luloo
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Date: 1/16/2018 10:22:00 AM
Thanks LuLoo:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/15/2018 7:00:00 PM
Ha! What a story! Great Limerick to go with the news story.
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Date: 1/16/2018 10:24:00 AM
Thanks Rhoda - enjoy your holiday:-):-) hugs jan xx
Date: 1/15/2018 4:50:00 PM
A fine write from an interesting story and great rhyming! good Luck, Jan!
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Date: 1/15/2018 6:16:00 PM
Thanks so much Ralph I couldn't resist writing about this ironic story i found on the local news site!:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 1/15/2018 3:01:00 PM
- I do not doubt that ; "This fishy story will not go away!" - Rules must be followed and taken seriously :))) - Well done, Jan - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/15/2018 3:05:00 PM
He ended up resigning from his position on the scallop management board. They are really tightening up on the Island to protect fishing stock:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/15/2018 2:51:00 PM
You did well with this interesting story Jan :)
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Date: 1/15/2018 2:54:00 PM
Thanks Heidi:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/15/2018 2:13:00 PM
i love poems based on stories in the news and you've done a fine job with this one, jan! very entertaining...
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Date: 1/15/2018 2:23:00 PM
I couldn't resist the theme Ilene it is just pure irony!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/15/2018 1:25:00 PM
Shallops works for me, or could've been the name of his vessel. Love your limmies, Jan. When I first glimpsed the picture I thought of ladie's bonnets with orange ribbons.
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Date: 1/15/2018 1:34:00 PM
Thanks Lin - what sheer irony that a member of the Scallop Management Board is prosecuted for illegal fishing. I wonder if he was given a clock as a leaving present when he resigned lol lol lol:-) hugs jan xx