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Friday, October 17, 2014
Scottish Pelagic Fishermen Welcome Agreement over Mackerel Quota
SCOTLAND - Scottish fishermen have welcomed the decision at the European Fish Council in Luxembourg to give the fishing fleet the facility to bank up to 25 per cent...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
EU Support Secured for Fisheries Affected by Russian Ban
UK - Fishermen affected by the Russian food export ban will benefit from EU wide support thanks to lobbying by the UK government, Fisheries Minister George Eustice...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Banking Option for Fish Quotas Affected by Russian Sanctions
SCOTLAND, UK - Up to 30 per cent of this year’s fish quotas affected by the Russian trade sanctions could be banked until next year according to EU Fisheries Commissioner...
Monday, October 13, 2014
Native UK Mussels at Threat from Invasive Freshwater Mussel
UK - Five of the most high-risk freshwater invaders from the Ponto-Caspian region around Turkey and Ukraine are now in Britain - including the quagga mussel (pictured),...
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Scallop Fishermen Reminded to Install Vessel Monitoring Technology Before Deadline
WALES, UK - SuccorfishM2M is reminding fishermen and commercial fishing fleets operating in Welsh waters to install its vessel monitoring and data transfer technology...
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Good News for Scotland's Most Valuable Fish Stocks
SCOTLAND, UK - Some of Scotland’s most valuable fish stocks, Mackerel and Blue Whiting, appear to be at relatively healthy levels, according to the latest scientific...
Monday, September 29, 2014
Potential Negative Effects of EC Proposal on UK Deep Sea Fishing Vessels Highlighted in New Study
UK - Seafish has published a report highlighting the potential economic impacts of proposed legislation from the European Commission (EC) on deep sea stocks....
Scotland Reports Lowest Rod Salmon Catch Since 2003
SCOTLAND, UK - The latest Scottish Salmon and Sea Trout Fishery Statistics 2013 show the lowest reported rod salmon catch since 2003....
NFFO to Sponsor Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014
UK - The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) is to sponsor Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014 in a move that confirms the exhibition’s position...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Nine in Ten UK Vets Prefer to Buy British Meat and Fish
UK - Vets across Britain really care about where their meat, fish, dairy products and eggs come from, with an overwhelmingly majority choosing to buy British....
Friday, September 19, 2014
Scotland and UK Gov's Must Work Closely, say Scottish Fishing Groups
SCOTLAND, UK - As the announcement comes in that Scotland has voted against independence, the Scottish Fishing groups have said that despite the result, there still...
Humber Seafood Summit: New Seafish Guide Helps Make Responsible Choices When Choosing Fish
UK - Speaking at the 2014 Humber Seafood Summit in Grimsby, Dr Tom Pickerell introduced Seafish's Risk Assessment for Sourcing Seafood (RASS), writes Lucy Towers,...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Seafood Scotland Helping Scottish Businesses to Develop
SCOTLAND, UK - Seafood Scotland, in its role as delivery partner for Seafish in Scotland, recently hosted Seafish Market Analyst Julia Brooks during a tour of the...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
New Reports Reveal 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...
 
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