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10 February 2015
New Guidance Aims to Keep Illegal Fish Out of UK Supply Chain
UK - Guidance has been issued to the UK industry on how to ensure that illegal fish is kept out of supply chains. The global annual cost of ‘pirate’ fishing...
05 February 2015
Consultation on New English Marine Conservation Zones Opens
ENGLAND, UK - Everyone with an interest in England's seas is invited to give their views on whether 23 sites in English waters should become Marine Conservation...
03 February 2015
Emergency Measures Introduced to Protect Sea Bass
UK - Following emergency measures from the European Commission, fishermen using pelagic trawls in the southern North Sea and in the east round the south coast of...
30 January 2015
Fishing into the Future Charity to Promote UK Fisheries Development
UK - Fishermen in the UK have a new platform to promote the best that the industry has to offer – Fishing into the Future was officially recognised as a charity...
Fisheries Priorities for the Shetlands Outlined
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead has outlined his main priorities for supporting a successful fishing industry ahead of his visit to...
29 January 2015
Time-Limited Planning Permission Remains for Scottish Fish Farms
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Government has recently affirmed the principle of time-limited planning permissions for marine salmon farms. ...
22 January 2015
Government Urged to Protect Deep-Sea Fisheries at EU Negotiations
UK - MPs from across party divides have joined with leading UK marine scientists and NGOs to call on the government to take a leading role in EU negotiations to...
19 January 2015
UK Appoints Counsellor in China to Help Boost Agricultural, Food Trade
UK - The UK has appointed its first Agriculture and Food Counsellor in China to help increase growing food and drink exports to the country....
15 January 2015
Limited Places Available for Fish Quality Assessment Course
UK - There are now limited places available on Seafish's five day Advanced Fish Quality Assessment Course, which will be held in North Wales from 2-6 March 2015....
14 January 2015
New Model Assesses Potential Impacts of Fishing Gear Restrictions in Inshore Fisheries
SCOTLAND, UK - A new model has been created to assess the possible impacts of a prohibition on the use of mobile fishing gears within one and three miles from the...
12 January 2015
Exit From EU Poses Risk to Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - The EU referendum is the biggest threat facing British farming, Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has warned. Leaving the EU could...
07 January 2015
OFC: Food, Farming Key to Britain's Economic Future, Says Minister
UK - Britain has the land, technology and entrepreneurial flair to lead the world in food and farming, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, has told the Oxford...
06 January 2015
Minister Sets Out Fisheries Priorities for 2015
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has set out priorities for 2015, noting that it will be a challenging year but that the government...
05 January 2015
Discard Ban Now in Force for Pelagic Fleets
UK - From 1 January fishermen targeting pelagic quota species such as mackerel and herring will have to land all the quota fish they catch, helping bring an end...
24 December 2014
Harper Adams University Receives International Quality Rating
UK - All research conducted by Harper Adams University is of international quality and more than 50 per cent is recognised as being either world leading or internationally...
22 December 2014
Seafish Assesses Ethical Issues in the UK Seafood Supply Chain
UK - Seafish, the authority on seafood, is commissioning a project to assess the ethical issues that are now, or could in the future, impact on the UK seafood supply...
Northern Ireland Inshore Fisheries Report Published
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill has published DARD’s response to the consultation on a Sustainable Development Strategy for the north’s...
19 December 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...
17 December 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...
15 December 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...
10 December 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....
08 December 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...
04 December 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...
02 December 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....
27 November 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...
26 November 2014
Plans for Cornwall Trout Farm Abandoned
UK - Plans to develop trout farms off the Cornish coast have been dropped....
25 November 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....
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