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New heights for processors as companies gain SSA standard

New heights for processors as companies gain SSA standard

A major drive to improve standards across the seafood processing sector in Scotland has paid dividends. Nine companies have succeeded in achieving the new Scottish Seafood Association Standard, and of those, six are being assessed for SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier...

Election 2020 Fisheries Promises: Green Party

Election 2020 Fisheries Promises: Green Party

For some people, the sea is not part of the land and the land is not part of the sea. For others, people are not part of the land and they certainly are not part of the sea. Or, at least they should not be. They should only be part of part – maybe half, as suggested...

Election 2020 Fisheries Promises: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Election 2020 Fisheries Promises: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Ask a fisherman or woman what they think about Fine Gael’s track record on fisheries and they’ll probably tell you it’s not been great. Ask them about Fianna Fáil’s and you’ll likely get the same answer. Though fisheries haven’t featured highly in the discussion thus...

Fishermen call for a freeze on offshore wind development

Fishermen call for a freeze on offshore wind development

A meeting held in the European Parliament on Wednesday, January 22 discussing the possibilities for co-existence between fisheries and offshore wind heard EU fishermen call for a freeze on the development of offshore wind capacity. The meeting ‘Can Fisheries and...