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UK Highly Protected Marine Areas rigged to harm fishing communities

UK Highly Protected Marine Areas rigged to harm fishing communities

The government’s process to select Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) needs a rethink say the NFFO It is deliberately relegating human use issues to a second tier to be considered only once sites have been identified exclusively based on a set of ecological...

Regional

UK Highly Protected Marine Areas rigged to harm fishing communities

UK Highly Protected Marine Areas rigged to harm fishing communities

The government’s process to select Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) needs a rethink say the NFFO It is deliberately relegating human use issues to a second tier to be considered only once sites have been identified exclusively based on a set of ecological...

Europe

EU €6.1 billion EMFAF Fund gets approval

EU €6.1 billion EMFAF Fund gets approval

The EU Parliament has adopted the 2021-2027 fisheries and aquaculture fund to support the blue economy, protect biodiversity and promote international ocean governance. The new European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), adopted on Tuesday, encourages...

International

Icefish 2021 – much more than an exhibition

Icefish 2021 – much more than an exhibition

With more than a year of pandemic restrictions this September’s Icefish will provide exhibitors with the long overdue facility for multiple face to face business meetings in one place.  European and Global Vaccination programmes are progressing well, with planned...

Research

Notices

Marine Route Survey Operation on Aran Grounds

Marine Route Survey Operation on Aran Grounds

Marine Notice No. 35 of 2021 Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishers, Yachtsmen and Seafarers 1. Notice of activity The Department of Transport has been advised of a Geophysical Marine Route Survey Operation taking place...

Events

Safety News

Calling for Help

Calling for Help

Frankie Horne RNLI Fishing Safety Manager Fishermen all over the UK and Ireland have an unwritten rule to help each other in times of need or distress. They tend only to call for help from others as a last resort. I am sure this will continue for years to come....

Irish Skipper Expo

25 & 26 March 2022

Scottish Skipper Expo

13 & 14 May 2022

English Skipper Expo

to be confirmed