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28 August 2015
First Vessels Certified Under New Responsible Fishing Scheme
UK - The first three vessels have successfully been certified under the newly revamped Seafish-led Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS)....
21 August 2015
Scotland Takes Urgent Action After Evidence of Illegal Dredging Found
SCOTLAND, UK - An urgent Marine Conservation Order (MCO) has been brought in to safeguard fragile ecosystems off the coast of Wester Ross, after evidence emerged...
19 August 2015
New Project to Develop Fishing Gear to Reduce Discards
SCOTLAND, UK - A Gear Group has been established to develop innovative technology ahead of the discard ban. ...
17 August 2015
Solway Cockle Fishery Management Report Released
SCOTLAND - The report on the fisheries management trial conducted in Solway Firth cockle fishery has now been published by the Scottish Government....
10 August 2015
New Restrictions for UK Sea Bass Fishing Start Soon
UK - New restrictions on the fishing of sea bass, including the introduction of a minimum catch size, will come into effect from as early as 1 September. ...
04 August 2015
UK School Food Standards Prompt Increase in Sustainable Fish Served
UK - One in six UK primary schools are now serving MSC certified sustainable fish to pupils, according to a report published recently by the Marine Stewardship Council....
Fishermen Urged to Take Advantage of Safety Training Funds
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the recent publication of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s (MAIB) annual report, the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF)...
Key Fish Legislation Issues to be Discussed at World Seafood Congress
UK - Trade legislation and food safety regulations affecting the global seafood industry are set to be examined in depth at this year’s World Seafood Congress...
03 August 2015
Scotland to Find Alternative Seafood Transportation Routes
SCOTLAND - The Scottish Government is holding a meeting to launch urgent joint work between processors and transporters to identify alternative routes to market...
31 July 2015
New Gear Database to Support Fishing Industry with Landing Obligation
UK - Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, has launched a comprehensive online portal that details common fishing gears and selectivity devices used in commercial...
20 July 2015
Shetland Fishermen Join Battle to Promote Industry’s Interests in EU
SCOTLAND, UK - The fishing industry in Shetland is to step up efforts to ensure its voice is heard in the EU by joining a major campaigning association which represents...
17 July 2015
New Conservation Measures for Scottish Scallops
SCOTLAND, UK - Following a 16 week consultation, Scottish scallop stocks are to be protected through new conservation measures....
16 July 2015
Welsh Fishing Communities Launch Seafood in Schools Project
WALES, UK - Twenty primary schools across Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend have been getting special seafood lessons on local fish and shellfish and the importance...
07 July 2015
Inshore Fishermen Express Concerns over Marine Protected Area Measures
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) met with Richard Lochhead, the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment, in Glasgow...
02 July 2015
Island Fishing Bodies Call for Safeguards through Devolution
SCOTLAND, UK - Fisheries associations in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles have combined forces to urge the Scottish Government to protect the industry in the...
Seafish Launches Annual Economic Fleet Survey
UK - Seafish has launched its 11th annual economic survey of the UK fishing fleet. The survey will see Seafish travel the country's ports, speaking to vessel owners...
01 July 2015
Scottish Fishermen's Federation Welcomes Prospect of Higher Fish Quotas
SCOTLAND, UK - The prospect of higher quotas for several key Scottish fish stocks in 2016 has been welcomed by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF)....
30 June 2015
£750,000 Invested into Supporting Seafood Industry Projects
UK - A new funding initiative to support projects that deliver strategic value to the seafood industry has been launched by Seafish. ...
23 June 2015
Changes Made to Koi Herpesvirus Disease Inspection
UK - From 1 June 2015, fisheries which have had a Koi herpesvirus (KHV) confirmed designation since 2012 - and those designated prior which have experienced a recurrence...
16 June 2015
Fishermen Call for Urgent Meeting Over MPA Impact
UK - Scotland’s west coast inshore fishermen have requested an urgent meeting with Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment, Richard...
12 June 2015
Fishermen's Federation Unhappy Over New MPA Management Measures
UK - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has expressed disbelief and anger at the new management measures for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Scottish waters...
Future Food Security Requires a New Food System
ANALYSIS - Increasing demand for food and changes in the way we live mean that we need to make some big changes in the food supply chain, according to David Evans...
Scottish Funding Council Scholarships for Sustainable Aquaculture Students
UK - International publishing and media business, 5m, and the University of St Andrews have announced a substantial scholarship from the Scottish Funding Council...
05 June 2015
Record Scottish Mussel Production
SCOTLAND, UK - The value of the Scottish shellfish industry has increased by 18 per cent to £10.5 million at first sale value in 2014, according to the latest survey...
04 June 2015
Scotland Consulting on Fisheries Reform
SCOTLAND, UK - An ambitious programme of wild fisheries reform has been set out by the Scottish Environment Minister Aileen McLeod....
03 June 2015
Protection Announced for Scottish Shellfish
SCOTLAND, UK - Shellfish stocks in the Outer Hebrides are to be protected through new conservation measures introduced by the Scottish Government....
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,...
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