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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
New Reports Reveals Progress on Road to Sustainable Seafood
UK - Two new reports published today (17 September) by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) show the progress being made to secure the future of the world’s oceans,...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Concerns Raised over Future Safety of UK Food Imports
ANALYSIS - Concern is rising in the UK over the safety of imported meat and food products after funding for non-statutory residue testing is withdrawn at the end...
Monday, September 15, 2014
UK Seafood Industry Asked to Consider Response to Climate Change Impacts
UK - Seafood businesses and organisations in the UK are being asked for their views on the impact of climate change on the seafood industry and how they might respond,...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Less Than a Week Until Humber Seafood Summit 2014
UK - The annual Humber Seafood Summit conference has now sold out as the final programme is announced....
Shetland Fishermen’s Association Call for Cod Quota Increase
SHETLAND, UK - Fishermen in Shetland are urging the EU and Norway to abandon a controversial cod management plan and increase North Sea quotas to help reduce the...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Freedom Food to Rebrand as RSPCA Assured
UK - Freedom Food, the RSPCA’s farm animal welfare assurance and labelling scheme, is to be rebranded for the consumer market in 2015 as ‘RSPCA Assured’....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There...
Friday, September 05, 2014
Scotland Pushes its Pelagic Fish Sector as Priority in Action Over Ban
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Food Richard Lochhead is set to push for the pelagic fish sector to be a priority for European-wide...
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
New Minimum Size for Lobsters to be Phased In
WALES, UK - A new minimum size for lobsters is to be phased in to improve the quality and sustainability of Welsh stocks, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries,...
New Toolkit Shows Role and Value of Inshore Fisheries
UK - An innovative publication for policy makers and stakeholders in the fishing community is being launched at an event hosted by the University of Greenwich today...
Monday, September 01, 2014
New Toolkit Helps Fish and Chip Shops with Responsible Sourcing
UK - Seafish is currently distributing a new toolkit to fish and chip shops to help increase the understanding of fish provenance and responsible sourcing among...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Scottish Salmon Farmers Fighting Sea Lice
SCOTLAND, UK - As part of its commitment to transparency and improving fish health in the aquaculture industry, the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO)...
Solway Cockle Management Study Concludes Early
SCOTLAND, UK - The Solway Cockle Fishery Management Study has concluded....
Thursday, August 28, 2014
New Leadership for the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation
SCOTLAND, UK - Ross Dougal has been elected as the new President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) at its annual general meeting....
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Government Explores Spring Salmon Protection
SCOTLAND, UK - Options designed to take proactive action to protect the early-running spring salmon that are at particularly low levels across Scotland, will shortly...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Government to Support Growth of Fish Processing Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - Cabinet Secretary for Fisheries and Food Richard Lochhead has given a commitment that the Scottish Government will work with the fish processing sector...
New Report Sets Out Independence Gains for Scottish Fishing Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - Five key gains that independence brings the Scottish fishing industry have been set out in a new report published by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard...
Scottish White Fish Body Joins Fight for Greater Say in EU Decision-making
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s largest fishing association has thrown its weight behind a new body created to play a bigger part in decisions affecting the industry...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Will Scottish Independence Hurt its Fishing Industry?
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF) has queried the affects that a Yes vote of Scottish independence would have on the fishing industry. ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Ministers Launch Consultation on Policy Proposals for a New Fisheries Bill
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Fisheries Ministers Michelle O’Neill and Caral Ní Chuilín have launched a public consultation on policy proposals for a new Fisheries...
Scotland Holds Russian Trade Embargo Meeting
SCOTLAND, UK - Work is on-going across Scotland’s food sector to assess the potential market impact that could result from displacement of produce previously destined...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Government to Find Lucrative New Markets for Scottish Mackerel
UK - Representatives from the Scottish fishing industry met with the new UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Elizabeth Truss MP, last...
Seafood Industry Unites in Support of a Bold Ethics Agenda
UK - Representatives from across the seafood industry have come together in support of a new all-stakeholder working group set up in response to growing concerns...
Time is Running Out to Apply for a Free Personal Flotation Device
SCOTLAND, UK - With the final stage of the highly successful Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) led initiative to supply free Personal Flotation Devices (PFD)...
New Veterinary Vaccinology Network to Help Tackle Animal Disease Threat
UK - BBSRC has funded a new multidisciplinary network of veterinary vaccinology experts to help in the fight against animal diseases, some of which have the potential...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
North Sea Trials Show Less Than One per cent of Cod Discarded
UK - The MMO is operating the catch quota trials on behalf of Defra as part of the UK’s initiative to tackle the problem of discarding fish – where fish are...
Supermarkets Caught Selling Norwegian Farmed Salmon as Wild Scottish
SCOTLAND, UK - Protect Wild Scotland has filed complaints with Trading Standards and the Competition and Markets Authority regarding farmed Norwegian salmon being...
UK's Top Fish and Chip Shops Announced
UK - The UK’s top 60 fish and chip shops are vying to be crowned Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year as part of the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards,...
Monday, August 11, 2014
Scottish Mackerel Industry to be Hit by Russian Ban
SCOTLAND, UK - First Minister Alex Salmond has chaired a meeting of the Scottish Government Resilience Committee (SGoRR) to discuss the impact of the immediate Russian...
Friday, August 08, 2014
Scottish Fishermen's Federation Concerned Over Russian Import Ban
SCOTLAND - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation has expressed concern over Russia's retaliatory sanctions....
 
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