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Britain can’t have its cake and eat it say KFO

Britain can’t have its cake and eat it say KFO

  UK cannot expect to retain EU membership fishing benefits, post-Brexit The complexity of moulding Britain’s future relationship with the EU is nowhere more evident than in fisheries where the UK cannot expect to retain the privileges of membership while...

Fishermen blown away by offshore wind energy escalation plans

Fishermen blown away by offshore wind energy escalation plans

As part of the Green Deal, the European Commission has announced the goal to increase the EU’s offshore energy production twenty times to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The European Commission aims to meet this target while at the same time managing the maritime...

Major Protest Planned For New Factory Trawler Launch

Major Protest Planned For New Factory Trawler Launch

French inshore fishermen are planning a major protest to coincide with the launch party of the “Scombrus”, a pelagic factory trawler belonging to the France Pélagique company which will be christened on 25th September at the Port of Concarneau. France Pélagique is a...

No convergence in latest Brexit talks

No convergence in latest Brexit talks

As the clock ran down on the "best endeavours" timeline set out in the Withdrawal Agreement for reaching an agreement on fisheries, the latest round of negotiations between the EU and UK aimed at securing a future partnership deal have again broken up without...

EU fishing reps meet with new Director General of DG MARE

EU fishing reps meet with new Director General of DG MARE

Charlina Vitcheva, the new Director General of the DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, was welcomed yesterday by representatives of the European fishing sector, Europêche and EAPO, the latter of which the Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation (KFO), the Irish South...