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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,...
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...
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