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Shetland Vessel Deploys Underwater Camera to Monitor Gear Set Up

Shetland Vessel Deploys Underwater Camera to Monitor Gear Set Up

"We have door spread sensors but no exact way of knowing what our nets are doing”, shares the skipper of Brighter Hope (LK 98). As part of the Shetland fleet, Tom Robertson is adopting new technologies to develop a more precise way of fishing. Now with a CatchCam...

Marine Institute publishes Year in Review 2023

Marine Institute publishes Year in Review 2023

The Marine Institute has  published its Year in Review 2023, a snapshot of some of the organisation’s many highlights during a busy and productive year. The 24-page publication presents key achievements across the Institute during the year, along with a selection of...

Regional

Pollack Cut Causes Crisis for English Inshore Fleet

Pollack Cut Causes Crisis for English Inshore Fleet

Calamity has struck some of the most sustainable fishing skippers in the south west of England with an announcement by the government slashing quota for pollack, one of the mainstays of the smaller scale fleet for 2024, effectively forcing some to consider having to...

Europe

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SNP scraps Scottish MPAs Plan

SNP scraps Scottish MPAs Plan

Plans to introduce restrictive HPMAs in 10% of Scotland's seas have officially been cancelled. Scottish Government Minister Màiri McAllan announced her party will no longer pursue the plans to restrict fishing in some of Scotland’s fishing grounds. Ms McAllan said:...

Research

Net Zero And The Needs Of The Fishing Fleet

Net Zero And The Needs Of The Fishing Fleet

Clean energy company SSE Renewables operates a number of existing wind farms across the UK and Ireland, with plans for significant expansion over the next decade including an Irish pipeline of up to 5GW. After extensive dialogue with the parts of the fishing industry...

Notices

Have your say on future offshore wind development locations

Have your say on future offshore wind development locations

Government seeks views from fishing communities in South and South East to decide locations for future offshore wind developments The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications has recently launched a public information and engagement period seeking the...

Events

Tele Radio – A Wireless Remote Control For Every Application

Tele Radio – A Wireless Remote Control For Every Application

Following their success at the Irish Skipper Expo in February, Tele Radio, a market leader in the design and manufacture of Radio Remote Control solutions, will be exhibiting at the Scottish Skipper Expo for the first time in 2024. The company was founded in Sweden in...

Safety News

Irish Skipper Expo

23 & 24 February 2024

Scottish Skipper Expo

9 & 10 May 2024

English Skipper Expo

to be confirmed