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#FishToYourDoor sees Cornwall rekindle love for fresh fish

#FishToYourDoor sees Cornwall rekindle love for fresh fish

A new campaign that facilitates quick match-making between Cornish fish merchants and fishmongers and would-be buyers across the country has been inundated with orders since launching. Cornwall-wide seafood promotion initiative Seafood Cornwall launched the...

SFF welcomes funding package for smaller vessels

SFF welcomes funding package for smaller vessels

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation welcomed the funding package for smaller vessels as a good first step to support the industry. SFF chief executive Elspeth Macdonald said: “The markets that these boats sold into have largely disappeared due to the Covid-19...

Investigation into the stranding and loss of Coelleira

Investigation into the stranding and loss of Coelleira

The MAIB report into the 2019 stranding and loss of the vessel Coelleira off the Shetland Islands has been published.  At about 01.24 on 4 August 2019, the Spanish owned UK registered fishing vessel Coelleira grounded on Ve Skerries, a low-lying reef off the west...

Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 postponed

Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 postponed

Scottish Skipper Expo 2020, originally scheduled for 15 and 16 May at the P & J Live arena in Aberdeen, has been postponed due to the continuing escalation of  COVID-19 (coronavirus). Show organiser, Mara Media says its overwhelming priority is the health and...

Entire Boulogne fleet to tie up due to coronavirus

Entire Boulogne fleet to tie up due to coronavirus

Around 80 fishing boats in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France’s busiest fishing port, have today (March 16) been told to return to port, following agreement this morning between fishermen and merchants that the Boulogne fleet will tie-up due to the impact coronavirus is having...

Free eye tests for fishermen in England in Wales

Free eye tests for fishermen in England in Wales

Aimed at easing access to primary eye care for fishermen in Britain, the Fishermen’s Mission has launched its new SightFit Project in partnership with Vision Express and generously funded by Trinity House. Fishermen often work long, irregular hours and are therefore...

New ice production facility operational at Eyemouth Harbour

New ice production facility operational at Eyemouth Harbour

A new ice production facility for use by the fishing industry is now operational at Eyemouth Harbour in South East Scotland. Funding from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund and Scottish Borders Council Eyemouth Regeneration Fund was secured in 2018 and enabled the...

New chair appointed for Seafish Wales Advisory Committee

New chair appointed for Seafish Wales Advisory Committee

Seafish has appointed Jon Parker as chair of the Seafish Wales Advisory Committee (SWAC). Jon started his career in freshwater aquaculture and has since worked with a number of industry levy bodies, the civil service and private sector. With a background in economic...

Latest Kingfisher FishSAFE and KIS-ORCA updates released

Latest Kingfisher FishSAFE and KIS-ORCA updates released

The Kingfisher team from Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, has released the latest updates of FishSAFE and KIS-ORCA datasets  – a valuable navigation resource for fishermen. These biannual data releases are produced in conjunction...