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22 May 2015
Seafish Announces New Three-Year Plan
UK - Seafish, the UK's industry authority on seafood, has published its 2015-2018 Corporate Plan, promising to deliver a programme of work that reflects real world...
21 May 2015
Discard Ban Discussion to be Held at Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2015
SCOTLAND, UK - A question and answer session with Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment Richard Lochhead on the implications of the landing obligation...
20 May 2015
Scottish Salmon Benefits from Apprenticeships
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish salmon farming has reported a further climb in Modern Apprenticeship numbers last year, taking the official number to 91....
Scottish Seafood Partnership Grants Proving Successful
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Seafood Partnership’s “Fish Technology and Innovation Support Programme” has proved popular since it launched at the end of 2014,...
18 May 2015
Scottish Haddock Fishermen Look to Future with 2020 Sustainability Vision
SCOTLAND, UK - Fishermen in Scotland’s £26.6 million haddock fishing industry have made a new commitment to sustainable fishing as scientists gather in Aberdeen...
14 May 2015
Seafish Updates Fishing Methods Publication
UK - The UK fishing industry authority Seafish has updated its popular Basic Fishing Methods publication, which is a free guide to commercial fishing methods used...
28 April 2015
Scottish Salmon, Sea Trout Catches Fall
SCOTLAND, UK - Statistics have been published showing the salmon and sea trout catch in Scotland over the 2014 season, showing that catches continue to fall....
27 April 2015
UK Government Questioned Over Unfair Fishing Quota
UK - A full judicial review into the UK government’s decision to continue to give nearly the entire UK fishing quota to domestic industrial and foreign corporations,...
Two UK Cities Become World’s First Sustainable Fish Cities
Two cities in the UK - Bournemouth and Poole - have become the world’s first Sustainable Fish City, with the majority of meals served in restaurants and catering...
23 April 2015
Welsh Seafood Promoted at Global Seafood Expo
WALES, UK - A Welsh government minister has joined eight Welsh seafood companies at the Brussels Seafood Global Expo, the largest seafood trade event in the world....
08 April 2015
Strong King Salmon Forces Early Closure for Trollers
US - Strong king salmon harvest has forced an early closure for trollers in south east Alaska, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight...
31 March 2015
NOAH Calls for Evidence-based Decisions on Future Legislation
UK - The UK industry body for veterinary medicines, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has called for backing for the EU regulations and changes that will...
24 March 2015
Welsh NHS Commits to Sustainable Fish in its Hospitals
WALES, UK - NHS Wales has committed to serving only sustainable seafood in all its Welsh hospitals. This landmark commitment will remove endangered species from...
23 March 2015
Marine Industry Contributes £4.5 billion to Scottish Economy
SCOTLAND - The Scottish marine industry was worth £4.5 billion to the economy and employed 45,700 workers in 2012, according to latest report published by Marine...
20 March 2015
UK Government Creates World's Largest Marine Reserve Around Pitcairn Islands
UK - The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Geographic Society have praised action by the British government to create the world's largest fully protected marine...
19 March 2015
Seafish TV Ad to Encourage More Fish Consumption
UK - In order to drive fish consumption in the UK, Fish is the Dish, the consumer campaign by Seafish, has unveiled its latest activity designed to get more consumers...
16 March 2015
Government Backing to Develop New Seafish Trailblazer Apprenticeship for Fishermen
UK - Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, has been given the green light by the Department of Business Innovation & Skills, to develop a new Trailblazer Apprenticeship...
10 March 2015
UK Remains a Leading EU Aquaculture Producer
UK - The UK aquaculture (finfish and shellfish) industry in 2012 employed 3,231 people and produced over 205,000 tonnes valued at over £0.59 billion, states the...
10 February 2015
New Guidance Aims to Keep Illegal Fish Out of UK Supply Chain
UK - Guidance has been issued to the UK industry on how to ensure that illegal fish is kept out of supply chains. The global annual cost of ‘pirate’ fishing...
05 February 2015
Consultation on New English Marine Conservation Zones Opens
ENGLAND, UK - Everyone with an interest in England's seas is invited to give their views on whether 23 sites in English waters should become Marine Conservation...
03 February 2015
Emergency Measures Introduced to Protect Sea Bass
UK - Following emergency measures from the European Commission, fishermen using pelagic trawls in the southern North Sea and in the east round the south coast of...
30 January 2015
Fishing into the Future Charity to Promote UK Fisheries Development
UK - Fishermen in the UK have a new platform to promote the best that the industry has to offer – Fishing into the Future was officially recognised as a charity...
Fisheries Priorities for the Shetlands Outlined
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead has outlined his main priorities for supporting a successful fishing industry ahead of his visit to...
29 January 2015
Time-Limited Planning Permission Remains for Scottish Fish Farms
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Government has recently affirmed the principle of time-limited planning permissions for marine salmon farms. ...
22 January 2015
Government Urged to Protect Deep-Sea Fisheries at EU Negotiations
UK - MPs from across party divides have joined with leading UK marine scientists and NGOs to call on the government to take a leading role in EU negotiations to...
19 January 2015
UK Appoints Counsellor in China to Help Boost Agricultural, Food Trade
UK - The UK has appointed its first Agriculture and Food Counsellor in China to help increase growing food and drink exports to the country....
15 January 2015
Limited Places Available for Fish Quality Assessment Course
UK - There are now limited places available on Seafish's five day Advanced Fish Quality Assessment Course, which will be held in North Wales from 2-6 March 2015....
14 January 2015
New Model Assesses Potential Impacts of Fishing Gear Restrictions in Inshore Fisheries
SCOTLAND, UK - A new model has been created to assess the possible impacts of a prohibition on the use of mobile fishing gears within one and three miles from the...
12 January 2015
Exit From EU Poses Risk to Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - The EU referendum is the biggest threat facing British farming, Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has warned. Leaving the EU could...
07 January 2015
OFC: Food, Farming Key to Britain's Economic Future, Says Minister
UK - Britain has the land, technology and entrepreneurial flair to lead the world in food and farming, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, has told the Oxford...
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