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EU proposes EMFF funding for fishermen affected by coronavirus

EU proposes EMFF funding for fishermen affected by coronavirus

The Commission today (March 13) adopted a €37 billion Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative, designed to support the European healthcare sector, the labour market and SMEs from all affected sectors, including fisheries. The Commission's proposal states: "In order...

KFO says UK Fisheries Bill is a ‘poor man’s Trojan horse’

KFO says UK Fisheries Bill is a ‘poor man’s Trojan horse’

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has expressed its bemusement at the UK Fisheries Bill published today (January 29). The bill, which proposes denying Irish fishermen automatic access to UK waters, would have catastrophic ramifications for the Irish fishing...

Commission’s proposed TACs for 2020

Commission’s proposed TACs for 2020

Ahead of the 16-17 December Council meeting on Fisheries, the Commission has adopted its proposal for fishing opportunities in 2020 for 72 stocks in the Atlantic and the North Sea: for 32 stocks the fishing quota is either increased or remains the same; for 40 stocks...

KFO warns of no-deal port blockades and widespread chaos

KFO warns of no-deal port blockades and widespread chaos

“A ‘no-deal’ Brexit will bring flash points and conflict at sea” The Chief Executive of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation has issued a stark warning that failure to achieve an orderly Brexit will precipitate “chaos and conflict at sea” with port blockades across...

Life-Jacket Saves Fisherman’s Life

Life-Jacket Saves Fisherman’s Life

A fisherman who went overboard off the coast of Salcombe earlier this morning (Sunday 10 March) has been rescued alive by the HM Coastguard Newquay helicopter after being in very rough seas for an hour. HM Coastguard was coordinating the large scale search and rescue...

UK Fisheries Minister Resigns Over Brexit Delay

UK Fisheries Minister Resigns Over Brexit Delay

UK Fisheries minister UK Fisheries minister George Eustice has resigned over Theresa May's decision to allow a vote on delaying Brexit if her deal is rejected again by MPs. Mr Eustice said that while he would vote for her deal when it comes back before MPs, he wants...