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22 May 2017
£1m available for aquaculture innovation
A £1 million innovation fund aimed at small to medium enterprises (SMEs) working in the aquaculture supply chain in the Highlands and Islands is now open to applications....
08 May 2017
Glasgow gathering tackles cleanerfish conundrums
Overviews of the use of cleanerfish in Scotland, Norway, Iceland, the Faroes and Ireland made for a fascinating first afternoon of the inaugural International Cleaner...
27 April 2017
Fishermen content to be subject to king scallop controls
The body that represents the largest number of scallop fishermen in Scotland has welcomed new government measures to help protect king scallop stocks....
26 April 2017
British fishermen back Brexit to the hilt
The UK fishing industry is challenging candidates in the General Election to pledge their support for restoring national control of UK waters....
20 April 2017
Dirty words over cleanerfish fishery
A call to halt the supply of live wild-caught wrasse to the salmon aquaculture sector has been issued by the Angling Trust....
04 April 2017
Scots to run Crown assets
Powers over the revenue and management of the Crown Estate’s Scottish resources – including 750 marine aquaculture leases – were transferred from Westminster...
29 March 2017
Hard Brexit suits UK fleet
Complete control of fisheries in UK waters must be restored to this country during the Brexit negotiations, fishing industry leaders insisted yesterday as the UK...
28 March 2017
Boost for fledgling seaweed industry
The first set of policy guidelines for the commercial cultivation of seaweed in Scotland were published this week....
24 March 2017
Aquaculture's key regional role explained
The regional importance of Scotland’s aquaculture industry was emphasised in front of a recent meeting of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee...
The end of equal access?
Brexit will inevitably lead to the end of equal access to UK fish stocks by EU members, and the establishment of a 12-mile territorial limit around the coast of...
13 March 2017
Funding windfall for Highland aqua
A £1 million programme, which could create up to 50 more aquaculture-related jobs in Scotland’s Highlands & Islands, has been approved....
08 March 2017
Poll: Two-thirds of Brits Unconvinced Brexit will Help Stop Overfishing
UK - A poll carried out by YouGov for Oceana has revealed that 65 per cent of the public are either “not confident” (46 per cent) or “don’t know” (19 per...
06 March 2017
Scottish Group Aims for Eight MSC-Certified Fisheries
UK - The Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group (SFSAG) has entered Rockall haddock, West of Scotland haddock, hake, plaice and whiting into Marine Stewardship...
03 March 2017
Boost for Scotland's Aquaculture Industry
UK - This week, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing attended the first meeting of a landmark leadership group to oversee the future of Scotland’s aquaculture...
21 February 2017
Scottish Aquaculture and Fisheries Industries to Receive Over £8 million Funding
SCOTLAND - The latest round of the European and Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) will deliver 41 projects which will contribute to the sustainable management of fisheries...
15 February 2017
New Shellfish Licences Issued to Shetland Fishermen
UK - Five new shellfish licences have been granted to creel and scallop fishermen in Shetland. ...
03 February 2017
Mixed Response to White Paper on UK's Exit from EU
UK - The UK government recently released its White Paper looking at the country's exit from the EU. The paper has been met with mixed response....
20 January 2017
Scotland’s Pelagic Fishermen Call for Urgent Review of Faroese Access to EU Waters
SCOTLAND - In a joint statement, the two associations representing Scotland’s pelagic fishing fleet have called on the European Commission to review Faroese access...
04 January 2017
Fishermen Now Required to Land Cod as Latest Phase of Discard Ban Takes Effect
UK - Further action to boost sustainable fishing begins as the next phase of the discard ban for demersal species comes into force, announced Fisheries Minister...
22 December 2016
Shetland Whitefish Landings Soar to 30-Year High in 2016
SCOTLAND - Shetland’s whitefish market had its biggest yearly landings in almost three decades in 2016, with 357,101 boxes set down and sold....
19 December 2016
Lords EU Committee Outlines Risks, Opportunities for Fishing Industry From Brexit
UK - The House of Lords European Union Committee has published a report outlining the risks and opportunities of Brexit for the UK fishing industry....
16 December 2016
Industry-wide Support for Aquaculture Centre of Innovation Excellence
SCOTLAND - A scoping study into the concept of a centre of innovation excellence for Scottish aquaculture has found industry-wide support for the initiative....
12 December 2016
Crucial Talks on Fishing Opportunities for 2017 Set to Get Underway
UK - Negotiations to finalise fish catching opportunities for 2017 will begin at the annual EU Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels this Monday (12 December)....
30 November 2016
NFFO Holds Brexit Talks With Norwegian Fishing Sector
UK - The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO) has recently met with a large delegation from the Norwegian Seafood Alliance to discuss the UK's...
29 November 2016
UK Fishermen’s Federations Adopt United Stance on Brexit
UK - The UK’s two main representative organisations for commercial fishermen – the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and the National Federation of Fishermen’s...
17 November 2016
Funding Boost for North East Fishing and Aquaculture Industries
UK - The North of Tyne Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG), led by Northumberland County Council, has been awarded £800,000 from the European Maritime and Fisheries...
New Action Plan to Create 160,000 Jobs for UK's Coastal Sector
UK - The New Economics Foundation has launched an ambitious action plan to revitalise the UK's coast....
14 November 2016
Wholesalers Advised to Look Out for Treated Tuna
UK - Seafish's regulation team has recently been made aware of an issue with some tuna that is being placed on the UK market....
03 November 2016
New President for the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation
UK - Ian Gatt, the chief executive of the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association, has been elected as the new President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation...
19 October 2016
Government Launches Export Plan for UK Agricultural Produce
UK - The UK's Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has launched an ambitious new action plan to grow the UK's food and drink exports, bringing a £2.9 billion...
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