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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....
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Scottish Fishermen Call for No Lifting of Sanctions Against the Faroes
SCOTLAND, UK - With EU member states set to decide today (31 July) on whether to support the European Commission proposal to lift trade sanctions against the Faroes...
Deliver Common Fisheries Policy on ‘Level Playing Field’, says Fishermen’s Association
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish Pelagic Fishermen Association (SPFA) representatives hosted a meeting with UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice in Fraserburgh aboard the...
Green Party Backs Antibiotic Ban Petition
UK - The Green Party in the UK is calling on members and supporters to sign the petition produced by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, calling for a ban on the...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Industry Feedback Needed for Revised Responsible Fishing Scheme Standards
UK - Seafish is putting a draft revision of its two Responsible Fishing Scheme standards out to public consultation to gain feedback from industry in advance of...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
30 Marine Protected Areas Confirmed for Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s iconic marine species and habitats will be better protected following the designation by the Scottish Government of 30 Marine Protected...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Scottish Fishermen to Highlight Issues of Concern to UK Fisheries Minister
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish fishermen will highlight key issues of concern for the catching sector when they meet with UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice in the ports...
Reduction in Fishermen Fatalities Marks Better Safety on Our seas
UK - The reduction in fishermen fatalities in 2013, as revealed in the recent publication of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s annual report, is a welcome...
Scottish Fishing Industry to get £6 million Boost
SCOTLAND, UK - Inshore Fisheries Groups (IFG) across Scotland are set to benefit from £1.4 million of research projects designed to improve and maintain their sustainable...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Improvements to Farmed Salmon Production Through £18 million Agri-Tech Funding
UK - The Agri-Tech Catalyst, in which BBSRC is a major investor, has awarded 15 agricultural innovation projects a share of £18 million to help accelerate agricultural...
Friday, July 18, 2014
New Report Paints Incomplete Picture of Situation in the English Channel, says Seafish
UK - Bill Lart, Sustainability Advisor for industry authority on seafood, Seafish, has commented on a recent report from Plymouth University that suggests decades...
UK MPs Support Call for Foreign Fishing Rights in UK Coastal Waters to be Revoked
UK - At a parliamentary meeting yesterday, MPs agreed to back a call for the rights of foreign vessels to fish in UK coastal waters to be revoked and reclaimed for...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Fishing into the Future Celebrates Successful First Year
UK - His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has congratulated Fishing into the Future (FITF) on its success during his annual visit to Cornwall. ...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Seafish Helps Fishermen Become More Sustainable
UK - An assessment model which will help fisheries in the South West of England to identify the ecological effects of fishing and work towards becoming more sustainable...
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Fish Quota Consultation Launched Over Fishermen's Concerns
SCOTLAND, UK - Ensuring fish quotas are managed for the common good is at the centre of a new consultation. The consultation is being held because fishermen have...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
National Fish and Chip Awards 2015 are off to a Frying Start
UK - The Oscars of the fish and chips industry, the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards, have got off to a ‘frying start’ since launching the search for entrants,...
Increase Expected for 2015 Haddock, Plaice and North Sea Nephrop Quotas
SCOTLAND, UK - The annual publication by the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) has found that haddock, plaice and North Sea nephrop numbers...
Sustainable Management for Outer Hebrides Crabs and Lobsters
SCOTLAND - Improving the sustainability of the Outer Hebrides’ shellfish fisheries is the aim of a new consultation....
Monday, July 07, 2014
Be on the Lookout for Tagged Fish and Shellfish
UK - Fish are tagged to record fish behaviour, growth and fishing catch rates. If you return a tag or a tagged fish or shellfish you’re paid a reward....
 
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