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19 May 2016
Richard Lochhead Steps Down as Rural Affairs Secretary
UK - Richard Lochhead has stepped down from his position as Rural Affairs Secretary ahead of a cabinet reshuffle. ...
03 May 2016
£360 million of UK Seafood Heads to Europe
UK - UK fishermen continue to benefit from easy access to the EU market, with 85 per cent of all UK shellfish exports worth £360 million heading for European shores...
22 April 2016
New Campaign Targets Illegal Sale of Fish
UK - Buying fish through illegitimate sources damages the fishing industry, fish stocks and the long term future of the marine environment....
14 April 2016
Choke Stocks’ Could Wreak Havoc on Fishing Fleets
SCOTLAND, UK - Overcoming the impact of so-called ‘choke stocks’ will be one of the principal challenges facing fisheries managers to ensure the discard ban...
01 April 2016
UK Government Recommends Eating Sustainably Sourced Fish
UK - The UK government has updated its official healthy eating guidelines. The guidelines now recommend that consumers choose fish from sustainable sources....
22 March 2016
Seafish Advises Industry on Glaze Levels in Seafood After EU Changes
UK - Seafish is meeting with industry experts, key stakeholders and national government in a bid to establish an agreed method of monitoring glaze levels on packaged...
Scottish Seafood Levy Decision "Illogical"
SCOTLAND, UK - Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead has said the UK Government’s refusal to devolve seafood levy powers to Scotland is “illogical” given the...
01 March 2016
EU Exit for UK Would Be "Leap Into The Dark"
UK - At a time of severe price volatility and global market uncertainty it would be wrong to leave the European Union, the UK's Environment Secretary Liz Truss told...
11 February 2016
Views Sought on Scottish Wild Fisheries Management
SCOTLAND, UK - Everyone with an interest in the future of Scotland's wild fisheries and habitats have been urged to contribute views on new proposals to improve...
What Are the Implications of Brexit for UK Food and Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - If the UK votes to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, the British government would have to renegotiate all its trade deals with both Europe and...
10 February 2016
Funding Available for Fisheries, Aquaculture Groups
SCOTLAND, UK - Groups involved in the fishing and aquaculture industries are being encouraged to apply for a share of money from the European and Maritime Fisheries...
01 February 2016
Scotland Introduces New Measures to Tackling Unlicensed Commercial Fishing
SCOTLAND, UK - Catch limits will be set for key shellfish species to prevent and deter unlicensed fishermen from selling their catch illegally, said Fisheries Secretary...
28 January 2016
Fishermen Safety at Core of New Responsible Fishing Scheme
UK - A new video released by Seafish looks at some of the changes to its Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) including the addition of ethical and welfare criteria....
27 January 2016
Fishing Organisation Calls for Rejection of Restrictive MPA
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is urging Scottish parliamentarians to support local communities on the West coast by rejecting Scottish...
25 January 2016
New British Food Unit Aims to Match France, Germany Exports
UK - A Great British Food Unit has been established to turbo-charge UK food exports and support industry growth plans, like their target of increasing manufactured...
19 January 2016
Scotland Makes Changes to Regulate Wild Salmon Killing
SCOTLAND, UK - Following extensive consultation Environment Minister Aileen McLeod has confirmed a number of changes to regulate the killing of wild salmon in Scotland....
New Marine Conservation Zones Confirmed for English Waters
ENGLAND, UK - Twenty-three new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) have been confirmed along England's coast, extending the country’s ‘Blue Belt’ to cover over...
15 January 2016
Looking for a New Career in 2016? Why Not Try the Seafood Industry
UK - The World is Your Oyster, a campaign designed to showcase career prospects in the seafood industry, is encouraging individuals who might be seeking a new challenge...
12 January 2016
Scottish Fishing Association to Support Members Becoming RFS Certified
SCOTLAND, UK - The largest fishing association in Scotland, which has approximately 200 members, has committed to supporting all of its members to apply for Responsible...
07 January 2016
New Study Provides Seafood Sector Support During Discard Ban Implementation
UK - A new report published by Seafish provides recommendations on how the whole seafood supply chain can be supported through the implementation of the landing...
04 January 2016
Fish Discard ban Covering Key Scottish Stocks
SCOTLAND, UK - The fish discard ban, which includes one of Scotland's key stocks - haddock, came into force on 1 January 2016....
24 December 2015
Animal Medicines Sector Responds to O’Neill Antimicrobials in Agriculture Report
UK - The UK, European and global animal medicines sector associations have joined forces to respond to Lord O’Neill’s recent Report on Antimicrobials in Agriculture,...
18 December 2015
Northern Ireland Secures Additional £1.2 million of Fishing Opportunities
NORTHERN IRELAND - Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill has secured an additional £1.2 million of fishing opportunities for local fishermen in 2016 following two...
Tough Quota Decisions Reap Benefits for UK Fishermen
UK - The UK government reached a deal for for the UK fishing industry, achieving quota increases and ensuring sustainable fish stocks....
UK Fisheries Chief Calls for United Sustainable Industry
UK - The UK fishing industry has to work together as a strong united mixed industry to produce an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable sector....
16 December 2015
New Analysis Reveals Countries Allowing Overfishing by 20% in European Waters
EU - New research from the New Economics Foundation (NEF) reveals EU ministers have consistently agreed to set fishing limits above scientific advice, leading to...
Fisheries Industry Invitied to Take Part in Social Responsibility in Seafood Workshop
UK - Seafish, the industry authority on seafood in the UK, is hosting a workshop on Social Responsibility in Seafood. The workshop will aim to produce a clear map...
11 December 2015
Scottish Fishing Communities Encouraged to Apply for Funding
SCOTLAND, UK - Rural coastal and fishing communities can apply for funding to support sustainable economic growth in the marine sector and mitigate the impact of...
10 December 2015
EU/Faroe Mackerel Negotiations Taken Off the Table
SCOTLAND, UK - This year’s EU/Faroe fishing negotiations has placed “unacceptable restrictions” on all concerned and the future level of Faroese access to...
New Fisheries Bill to Help Sustain Fishing Communities
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Fisheries Minister Michelle has introduced a new Bill into the Assembly aimed at protecting and enhancing the limited supply of fish and sustaining...
 
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