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19 October 2016
Government Launches Export Plan for UK Agricultural Produce
UK - The UK's Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has launched an ambitious new action plan to grow the UK's food and drink exports, bringing a £2.9 billion...
14 October 2016
Wales Plans to Double Aquaculture Production by 2020
WALES, UK - The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths has described a vision of a ‘thriving, vibrant, safe, and sustainable seafood...
11 October 2016
New Figures Show Extent of EU Fishing Catch in UK EEZ
UK - European Union fishing boats caught more than half of the fish landed from the United Kingdom’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in recent years, and seven times...
04 October 2016
New Report Details the Value of UK Aquaculture
UK - A new report from Seafish analyses the economic contribution and value of the major aquaculture sub-sectors, and the most important farmed species in England,...
30 September 2016
Welsh Fishermen to Tackle Safety at Sea Issues
WALES, UK - Seafish and the Welsh fishing industry’s deep concern over fishing safety, and the high number of tragic deaths of fishermen at sea this year, has...
20 September 2016
UK Government Sets Targets for Reducing Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs by working together with other countries to create a global...
14 September 2016
Brexit Creates Opportunity to Reinvigorate Coastal Communities
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish fishing industry is united in its conviction that exit from the EU presents a unique set of opportunities for Scotland to reinvigorate...
12 September 2016
Brexit an Opportunity for Radical Change, says Fisheries Minister
UK - The fishing industry has a once in a generation opportunity for radical change according to UK fisheries minister, George Eustice....
08 September 2016
It Is Time to get On Board With Seafood Week
UK - Three major players in seafood have signed up to support Seafood Week, the annual consumer campaign run by Seafish to get more people eating more fish more...
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...
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