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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...
24 June 2016
Brexit: Governments Must Work with Industry on Future of Fishing Industry
UK - The UK has voted and the decision is to leave the EU. It is now greatly important that governments and the fishing industry work together to create practical...
21 June 2016
Better In or Out - What Could the EU Referendum Decision Mean for UK Agriculture, Fisheries?
UK - There has been a multitude of information and scare mongering from both sides of the EU referendum campaign. With the vote being held tomorrow (23 June 2016),...
10 June 2016
Social License is Vital for Seafood Industry to Combat Negative Perceptions
UK - Seafish is hosting a special workshop at the end of June to educate the seafood industry on the importance of having a Social License to Operate (SLO), and...
27 May 2016
Marine Sector Needs Government Action to Create Jobs, Exports
IRELAND - The new Minister for the Marine, Michael Creed TD, must ensure swift and measurable action to review procedures, reduce red tape and encourage development...
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....
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