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Minimum size set for lobster and crab catches off Wales

Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Minimum size requirements have been announced for lobsters and crabs caught off the Welsh coast.

The Welsh Government says the move's one of several measures included in new legislation to help improve the quality and sustainability of Welsh stocks.

It says the Welsh crustacean fishery has historically been hampered by complex layers of legislation.

We want to introduce an ecosystems approach to the management of our seas protecting and preserving natural resources, using healthy populations as the basis to drive sustainable economic growth.

The challenge for fisheries managers is finding the balance between the need to avoid activity that harms our environment and the desire to maximise the value of activities that we can undertake sustainably.

– Carl Sergeant AM, Natural Resources Minister

Marine Management Organisation statistics from 2012 recorded 1,300 tonnes of crustaceans landed into Welsh ports at a value of £3.8 million .

Body of baby discovered in Newport was 'new born'

Police say the body of a baby found near an industrial estate in Newport on Friday afternoon was 'new born' and would have been born at, or around, full term.

Officers were called to Imperial Park, Coedkernew at around 1.55pm on Friday where the baby was found Credit: ITV Wales News

The death is still being treated as 'unexplained' and police say the main concern is now to trace the mother.

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Radiator firm creates 120 new jobs in Newport

Quinn Radiators Ltd is creating 120 jobs at its site in Imperial Park, Newport. Credit: ITV Wales

Over 100 jobs are being created at a radiator firm in Newport with the help of the Welsh Government.

Quinn Radiators Ltd (QRL) is creating 120 jobs at its plant on Imperial Park and will safeguard 290 existing jobs there with the help of a £3million commercial loan from the Welsh Government.

The QRL plant is an important local employer and the loan, which is offered on commercial terms and is repayable, will ensure manufacturing continues in Newport with plans to increase production and exports.

I am also pleased to note that the Group will be using supplies from Tata Steel that is made in Wales for their range of radiators which can only be good news.

– Edwina Hart AM, Economy Minister

The domestic central heating radiator manufacturing business has two production lines at the site with the capacity to produce around 3.5million radiators a year.

Death of baby in Newport being treated as 'unexplained'

The body of a baby was found on land near Imperial Park in Coedkernew on Friday. Credit: ITV News

A postmortem on the body of baby found near an industrial estate in Newport will take place later.

Gwent Police says the death of the baby is being treated as unexplained. Officers were called Imperial Park, Coedkernew at around 1.55pm on Friday where the baby was found.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting log number 207 of 29/01/16.

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