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New west of Ireland lifeboat to remember 10,000 loved ones

New west of Ireland lifeboat to remember 10,000 loved ones

A new all-weather RNLI lifeboat, which will be permanently based at Clifden in Connemara, will proudly carry the names of up to 10,000 people, placed on it by their loved ones. The Shannon class all-weather lifeboat, which will be built in the RNLI’s All-Weather...

Who’s landing the catch from the UK’s EEZ?

Who’s landing the catch from the UK’s EEZ?

New research estimates that of the almost 2 million tonnes of fish and shellfish, worth £1.7 billion, landed from the UK's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in 2018, more than two-thirds of that total (or more than half by value) was landed by non-UK fishing vessels. The...

Fishermen call for action on dangerous behaviour of gillnetters

Fishermen call for action on dangerous behaviour of gillnetters

Scotland’s two largest fishing associations are urging the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to investigate and charge skippers who put lives in danger at sea. It follows the latest in a series of incidents dating back many years involving gill-netters which pose...

UK: Seafish passes Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard baton

UK: Seafish passes Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard baton

The final Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) has been publicly shared for the first time today. It was officially handed over from Seafish to Global Seafood Assurances, following a two-year, open and collaborative development process. Global Seafood Assurances...

UK: Next steps for the Future of Our Inshore Fisheries outlined

UK: Next steps for the Future of Our Inshore Fisheries outlined

The next steps for an ambitious and collaborative project which aims to improve how inshore fisheries are managed in the UK have been published. The industry-led steering group of the Future of Our Inshore Fisheries project has released both a report, detailing...

Scots restate Brexit demands as talks resume

Scots restate Brexit demands as talks resume

As talks between the EU and UK resumed this week, Scottish fisheries leaders have reiterated their Brexit demands. Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF) chief executive Elspeth MacDonald said the UK’s departure from the EU and its Common Fisheries Policy would allow...