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EU Plan To Issue 2021 Quotas Without UK Waters Access

EU Plan To Issue 2021 Quotas Without UK Waters Access

The EU is set to agree provisional TAC's and Quotas with some species cuts for the 1st quarter of 2021 despite not knowing if access to UK waters will be forthcoming. Fishery Ministers meeting in Brussels today have been discussing the plan which involves issuing 25%...

EAPO Calls Balanced Approach  On 2021  TAC’s And Quota

EAPO Calls Balanced Approach On 2021 TAC’s And Quota

In preparation of the December Fisheries Council EAPO has sent a position paper with relevant recommendations for about 44 stocks to the Council Members, and the European Commission. The paper also contains specific suggestions on the Brexit contingency plan and...

Another 12 Months for EU-UK Fishing Deal?

Another 12 Months for EU-UK Fishing Deal?

The European Commission has today put forward a targeted contingency measure allowing for the possibility of reciprocal fishing access by EU and UK vessels to each other's waters. The aim of the contingency measure is to cater for the period during which there is no...

EU contingency plans for fishing

EU contingency plans for fishing

Statement from Scottish Fishermen's Federation Elspeth Macdonald, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF), said: “If there is no Fisheries Agreement in place by the end of this year, the EU fleet will have no right of access to UK waters and vice...

New Technologies May Help Skippers Avoid Unwanted Catches

New Technologies May Help Skippers Avoid Unwanted Catches

Scientists at the Marine Institute are investigating how new technologies could be used to share real-time information and help skippers avoid unwanted catches. The IFISH (Irish Fisheries Information Sharing Network Development) project, funded by the Science...

An Introduction to Floating Offshore Wind

An Introduction to Floating Offshore Wind

The battle to control climate change will be lost or won this decade. Extreme climate events are already having widespread impacts on people and the planet. We know that continued emissions of greenhouse gases will cause pervasive and irreversible impacts on our...