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ragworm

the common name of errant POLYCHAETE worms such as the nereis.
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Ragworm can be found all around the Welsh coastline, burrowing into sand and mud on beaches.
A former steel worker from Port Talbot, Smith spent years combing the beaches near his hometown for ragworm.
By combining his own farmed ragworm with vegetable proteins, including soy, sunflower, pea or lupins, he created a sustainable fishmeal alternative that didn't rely on fish.
Armed with one of nature's ugliest creatures - the ragworm - Smith planned to tap into a global industry worth over [pounds sterling]6bn.
A former steel worker from Port Talbot, Smith had spent years combing the beaches near his home town for ragworm.
Ragworm is used to make fish food for the commercial sector and is a source of protein.
At the time, Carmarthenshire West and South Pembrokeshire MP Simon Hart said: "[We know it was] originally intended to be a ragworm farm with 270 ponds employing 70 people.
John had the idea of using scientific data from Dove Marine studies of ragworms and their body clocks which are tuned to both the sun and tidal patterns.
EMBL scientists have found brain structures related to the vertebrate pallium in a very distant cousin - the marine ragworm Platynereis dumerilii, a relative of the earthworm - which last shared an ancestor with us around 600 million years ago.
The three rods on board took 22 stone of fish on ragworm and hokis.
``They will be extracting 240 litres of sea water from Carmarthen Bay every second and then discharging it into the sea, and they admit that the ragworms produce e-coli and other infectious organisms.''
RESIDENTS have vowed to fight proposals for a ragworm farm on Ministry of Defence land at a historic seaside village.