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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...
14 October 2016
Wales Plans to Double Aquaculture Production by 2020
WALES, UK - The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths has described a vision of a ‘thriving, vibrant, safe, and sustainable seafood...
11 October 2016
New Figures Show Extent of EU Fishing Catch in UK EEZ
UK - European Union fishing boats caught more than half of the fish landed from the United Kingdom’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in recent years, and seven times...
04 October 2016
New Report Details the Value of UK Aquaculture
UK - A new report from Seafish analyses the economic contribution and value of the major aquaculture sub-sectors, and the most important farmed species in England,...
30 September 2016
Welsh Fishermen to Tackle Safety at Sea Issues
WALES, UK - Seafish and the Welsh fishing industry’s deep concern over fishing safety, and the high number of tragic deaths of fishermen at sea this year, has...
20 September 2016
UK Government Sets Targets for Reducing Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs by working together with other countries to create a global...
14 September 2016
Brexit Creates Opportunity to Reinvigorate Coastal Communities
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish fishing industry is united in its conviction that exit from the EU presents a unique set of opportunities for Scotland to reinvigorate...
12 September 2016
Brexit an Opportunity for Radical Change, says Fisheries Minister
UK - The fishing industry has a once in a generation opportunity for radical change according to UK fisheries minister, George Eustice....
08 September 2016
It Is Time to get On Board With Seafood Week
UK - Three major players in seafood have signed up to support Seafood Week, the annual consumer campaign run by Seafish to get more people eating more fish more...
22 August 2016
Consultation Launched on Electrofishing for Razor Clams
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish government has launched a consultation on electrofishing methods for the capture of razor clams....
11 August 2016
NFFO Discusses Shape of Fisheries Policy Post-Brexit
UK - Since the UK's decision to leave the EU the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO) has been actively involved in work on the post-Common Fisheries...
04 August 2016
Fishermen Urged to Take Part in Annual UK Fleet Survey
UK - Seafish is calling for vessel owners and skippers across the UK to participate in its annual economic survey of the UK fishing fleet....
27 July 2016
Two New Industry Members Appointed to SAIC Board
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is further strengthening the industry representation on its Board with not one but two new appointments...
21 July 2016
The Economic Benefits of Ecolabels for Fisheries: A Complex Story
UK - Created to tackle issues surrounding overexploitation and ocean habitat degradation, ecolabels are designed to offer market-based incentives to encourage sustainable...
15 July 2016
Andrea Leadsom Appointed UK's New Environment Secretary
UK - Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister, her former competitor for the top job Andrea Leadsom has been appointed as the new Secretary of State...
11 July 2016
RFS Support Courses Welcomed by Seafood Industry
UK - Courses held around the UK to assist fishermen in applying for the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) have been warmly received by the seafood industry....
Fishermen's Federation Outlines Opportunities Brexit Brings to UK's Fisheries
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has met with Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing in Glasgow to underline the positive impact leaving...
28 June 2016
Brexit Gives Real Hope for Scotland’s Fishing Communities
UK - The European Union referendum result last week, which took so many in the country by surprise, opened up hope and ambition for Scotland’s fishing communities....
Marine Scientist Appointed to Boost Fish Stock Conservation
UK - In a landmark development, the representative association for Scotland’s mackerel and herring fishermen has appointed a Chief Scientific Officer to spearhead...
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