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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...
07 December 2015
Scottish Fishing Industry Set for “Double Benefit”
SCOTLAND, UK - The double benefit of larger quotas and less fish being discarded is a significant opportunity for Scottish fisherman, said Fisheries Secretary Richard...
01 December 2015
UK Retailers, Tuna Brands Call for Better Tuna Fishery Management
UK - Some of the UK’s biggest retailers and best-known tuna brands are urging powerful fishing nations to strengthen the management of the world’s largest tuna...
30 November 2015
Northern Ireland Disappointed with Fish Quota Proposals
Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill has expressed her disappointment with proposed European Commission fish quotas for two of Northern Ireland's main fish stocks....
Greater Flexibility for Cod Recovery Plan
SCOTLAND, UK - Management of sea fisheries in the North Sea has been made simpler and more flexible following unanimous agreement among EU Member States to amend...
Defra Budgets Cut, but Research Protected
UK - The UK's Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will be enacting administration budget reductions of 26 per cent by 2019-20, announced as...
27 November 2015
Oyster Herpesvirus Outbreak Confirmed on Devon Farm
UK - Oyster herpesvirus (OsHV-1 µvar) has been confirmed in Pacific oysters in the River Teign, Devon....
20 November 2015
Updated Guidance to Support Seafood Businesses Adapt to EU Legislation
UK - Seafish has updated its popular guide on traceability and consumer information for the seafood industry....
19 November 2015
New Trial Tests Commercial Viability of a Scottish Shellfish Hatchery
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and the Highlands and Islands Enterprise are taking part in a trial to test the commercial viability...
11 November 2015
Defra Cuts Could Hurt UK's Animal Disease Preparedness
UK - The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is one of four government departments, which has provisionally agreed to cut its spending by an...
05 November 2015
2016 a Landmark Year for the Fishing Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - 2016 will prove a milestone for the fishing industry with the launch of the ban on discards for white fish and prawn stocks, Fisheries Secretary Richard...
29 October 2015
New Project Investigates Potential of Commercialising Lobster Farming
UK - Pioneering projects to improve agriculture and food production at home and overseas, have been funded to the tune of £17.8 million, under the latest round...
 
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