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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Scottish Fishermen's Federation Seeks Clarity on Implications for Fishing in Independence Debate
SCOTLAND - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has written to the Scottish and UK fisheries ministers outlining key questions that must be answered from...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Drop in Scottish Seafood Value Hitting Scottish Fishermen Hard
SCOTLAND, UK - The drop in seafood landings has hit Scottish fishermen hard, according to the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation....
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Irish President Visits Benchmark Holdings Farm
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins have today (Thursday 10 April) visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation...
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Seafood Industry Focuses on Consumer Labelling and Traceability Regulations
UK - Seafood processing businesses are being invited to attend a seminar on consumer labelling and traceability regulations to help the sector get smarter about...
New Marine Plans Ensure Sustainable Future for UK Seas
UK - The seas surrounding the UK are vitally important to our nation, stated Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs....
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
New Plans will Help Fishermen Adapt to Ban on Discards
UK - New plans have been set out to help English fishermen adapt to the discards ban and put an end to the wasteful practice of throwing perfectly good fish back...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
‘Must-Have’ Seafood Manual for Chefs, Caterers and Seafood Enthusiasts Launched
UK - A hotly anticipated guide to help chefs, caterers, restaurateurs and retailers promote the huge variety of fish and shellfish available to consumers in the...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
New Wind Farms Need to Keep Fisheries Sector Consulted
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish government has given the go-ahead for two adjacent offshore wind farms to be built in the outer Moray Firth....
Monday, March 24, 2014
Quarter of Welsh Children Struggle to Name a Fish They can Eat
WALES, UK - Shocking new research shows that almost a quarter (24 per cent) of Welsh primary school children cannot name a single species of fish that people can...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Catch Limits Increased for England's Fishermen
UK - Catch limits for a range of species in Area VIId, North Sea and Area VIIe have gone up after fishermen highlighted in-demand species to the Marine Management...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Updated Animal Health Surveillance Announced
ENGLAND & WALES - Details have been announced about the updated approach to veterinary scanning surveillance in a programme called ‘Surveillance 2014’....
Monday, March 17, 2014
Seafish to Provide Healthy Eating Resource Pack to Every Primary School in England
UK - An education resource pack that supports primary school teachers to deliver healthy eating lessons as part of the new curriculum has been made available to...
Friday, March 14, 2014
EU/Faroe Deal Worth £3 million to Scottish Fleet
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish fishermen will have access to Faroese waters following the first EU/Faroe fishing agreement since 2010....
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Scottish Salmon Exports to US set to reach £200 million
SCOTLAND, UK - Exports of Scottish salmon to the USA are set to hit £200 million for the first time this year....
New Fisheries Minister Visits the Seafood Industry in Grimsby
UK - Fisheries Minister George Eustice MP has been to Grimsby to visit some of the organisations that are central to the seafood industry, and attend meetings with...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Discards Ban Road Shows coming to Wales
WALES, UK - Following last autumn's series of meetings around English fishing ports and harbours to discuss the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), Cefas has...
Friday, March 07, 2014
Support for UK Fishermen Affected by Storms
UK - The government has announced further measures to help fishermen whose livelihoods have been affected by the recent storms across the UK....
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Broadcaster Monty Halls Backs Campaign to Help Save UK Fishermen
UK - An emotional safety at sea campaign, Sea You Home Safe, fronted by TV broadcaster and Fishermen’s Apprentice, Monty Halls, is calling for the 12,000 fishermen...
Monday, March 03, 2014
Call for EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement
The EU and New Zealand need to open negotiations on a free trade agreement, writes Chris Harris from the National Farmers’ Union Conference in Birmingham....
Disarray for Fisheries Framework Without Scotland in the EU
SCOTLAND, UK - Key aspects of the EU's delicately balanced and carefully negotiated international fisheries framework would be thrown into "disarray" without an...
Wild Salmon Review to Develop Best Management Practice
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s wild fisheries must have a robust management system in place to ensure they are equipped to meet all the challenges and opportunities...
Friday, February 28, 2014
Funding Grants Help Scottish Prawn and White Fish Fishermen
SCOTLAND, UK - A fishing hardship fund has awarded £1.9 million to white fish and prawn fishermen from across Scotland....
Minister Announces Support Package for the Fishing Industry
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Fisheries Minister, Michelle O’Neill has committed to bring forward a Fisherman’s Assistance Package....
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
MMO Consider Core Grounds Approach for Marine Spatial Planning
UK - A new project has begun to consider if using a core fishing grounds approach is appropriate for marine planning....
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Seafood Industry Working Together to Refresh UK Fishing Standards Scheme
UK - A certification scheme created to raise standards in the UK catching sector is to be revised to ensure it remains fit for purpose and helps the seafood industry...
Paper Logbooks for 12 to 15m Fishing Vessels to be Phased Out
UK - The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has recently written to owners of 12 to 15 meter fishing vessels in England setting out what the fleet needs to do,...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Xyrex Successfully End Court Action over Prawn Treatment
SCOTLAND, UK - Xyrex Ltd, the manufacturer of the shellfish treatment Prawnfresh, has now successfully concluded a court action against Fraserburgh company John....
Monday, February 03, 2014
Mackerel Handliners Assured of No Quota Drop this Year
UK - West Cornwall MP Andrew George has welcomed an assurance from Fisheries Minister George Eustice that the mackerel quota for handlining fishermen will not be...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Marine Licensing for Offshore Renewables – SFF Warns Against Taking Short Cuts
SCOTLAND, UK - With the news that the level of investment in offshore wind projects had fallen by 55 per cent over the last year, the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation...
Friday, January 24, 2014
Rothamsted Research Submits Application to Carry out GM Field Trial
UK - Rothamsted Research has submitted an application to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for permission to carry out a GM field trial...
 
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