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NFFO Slams Dogger Bank Trawling Ban

NFFO Slams Dogger Bank Trawling Ban

NFFO accuses MMO of taking a Sledgehammer approach to Fishing in MPAs    In a shocking development, the Marine Management Organisation has announced that intends to ban all forms of towed bottom gears in the Dogger Bank SAC and the majority of three other...

“Desperately Poor” Brexit fisheries deal says SFF Chief

“Desperately Poor” Brexit fisheries deal says SFF Chief

Letter from SFF chief executive to Prime Minister SFF chief executive Elspeth Macdonald has today written to the Prime Minister voicing the industry's anger over the mounting financial losses faced by vessels on top of the "desperately poor" Brexit fisheries deal....

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...

Flagship UK Fisheries Bill becomes law

Flagship UK Fisheries Bill becomes law

The UK’s first major domestic fisheries legislation in nearly 40 years passed into law. The Fisheries Act 2020 gives the UK full control of its fishing waters for the first time since 1973. The Fisheries Act will enable the UK to control who fishes in our waters...

Seafarers UK Supports Safety Folder for Fishers

Seafarers UK Supports Safety Folder for Fishers

Seafarers UK is supporting the Safety Folder, a unique safety aid for professional fishers, as it embarks on a campaign to increase its use by fishing boat owners, skippers and crew across the UK. Created by Seafarers UK trustee Robert Greenwood, the Safety Folder is...

Half Of Fish In Shetland Waters Landed By EU Vessels 

Half Of Fish In Shetland Waters Landed By EU Vessels 

More than half of the fish and shellfish caught in Shetland waters is landed by EU fishing boats, while the local fleet gets less than one sixth. The stark figures are contained in a new report by Dr Ian Napier of the NAFC Marine Centre UHI that shows just how rich...