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Friday, December 19, 2014
Brussels Deal to Boost Scottish Fishing Fleet
SCOTLAND, UK - The deal agreed in Brussels will be worth an additional £10 million next year to Scotland's whitefish and prawn fleets according to initial estimates....
Cefas to Help Sustainable Marine Management in Kuwait
UK - Kuwait’s marine environment is central to a multi-million pound agreement that has been signed by the Kuwait Environment Public Authority (KEPA) and the UK’s...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Scottish Fishermen Welcome Quota Deal at Fisheries Council
SCOTLAND, UK - A freeze on cuts to days at sea and an increase in quotas for some of Scotland's key stocks were some of the results of the annual EU Fisheries Council...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Tough Fisheries Council Negotiations Expected
NORTHERN IRELAND - Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has warned that negotiations at today's Fisheries Council in Brussels will be difficult...
Oyster Beds Partially Reopened in Lough Foyle
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill and Minister of State, Joe McHugh TD, jointly welcomed the decision by the Loughs Agency to re-open...
Sensible Approach to Discard Ban Implementation Needed
SCOTLAND, UK - Speaking ahead of the European Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels, Fishing Secretary Richard Lochhead is pushing for a sensible approach to discard...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
EU/Faroe Fishery Negotiations Bring Stability for Scottish Fleet
SCOTLAND, UK - Opportunities for Scottish fishermen to fish in Faroes waters were secured for another year as a result of the EU/Faroe talks....
Monday, December 08, 2014
Shetland Fishermen Urging EU to Cut Faroese Mackerel Quota
SCOTLAND, UK - Prior to talks that begin today (Monday 8 December) on the terms of the bilateral fisheries agreement between the European Union and the Faroe Islands...
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Scotland’s Fishery Projects Receive Funding Boost
SCOTLAND, UK - Four fisheries projects that aim to improve the understanding of Scotland's inshore fish stocks and reduce unwanted catches is to receive almost £160,000...
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Oyster and Mussel Rights Transferred to Scotland from Crown Estate
SCOTLAND, UK - The rights to naturally occurring oysters and mussels is transferring to Scotland from the Crown Estate....
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Scottish Fishing Industry in Peril if No Governments Action, say Associations
SCOTLAND, UK - Member state governments need to wake up and assert their authority over the European Commission to prevent the ban on fishermen discarding catches...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Plans for Cornwall Trout Farm Abandoned
UK - Plans to develop trout farms off the Cornish coast have been dropped....
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Early-Running Spring Salmon Receive Further Protection
SCOTLAND, UK - Early-running spring salmon in Scotland are being further protected through mandatory catch and release measures....
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Poultry Company Fined Over Fish Kill
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A Co Fermanagh poultry company pleaded guilty and was fined £2,000 for making a polluting discharge to a waterway....
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Smith Commission Must Address Scotland's Guaranteed Rights in EU Talks
SCOTLAND, UK - The farcical situation where an unelected peer, rather than an experienced Minister, takes the seat for key talks at EU Council in Brussels must be...
Friday, November 07, 2014
Governments Must Support Scotland’s Fishing Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - The main focus for both the Scottish and UK Governments must be on supporting Scotland’s fishing industry so as to create an environment where the...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Minister Meets Fishing Industry Ahead of Quota Negotiations
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill met with DEFRA Fisheries Minister, George Eustice MP and representatives of the fishing industry in...
New Promotion Driving Scottish Mackerel Sales in Japan
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish seafood products have this week received a huge boost thanks to a bespoke promotion running with Aeon Group, one of the largest supermarket...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
New CEO for the National Office of Animal Health
UK - The NOAH Board is delighted to announce that Dawn Howard will be taking over from Phil Sketchley as CEO from November 11 2014....
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...
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