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Scotland: New App to helps skippers avoid chokes now available

Scotland: New App to helps skippers avoid chokes now available

The latest version of an app co-designed by Scottish skippers to assist them in avoiding high catches of unwanted “choke” species is now available online. A demo version of the app, along with details about the pilot project underway on the west coast of Scotland, is...

Suspension of scallop fishing in parts of the North Sea

Suspension of scallop fishing in parts of the North Sea

Scallop fishing in the North Sea around Dogger Bank will be suspended for four weeks from Sunday 12 July to Saturday 8 August to enable data gathering about the state of the shellfish stock. Following a call for evidence, and engaging with the scallop industry, the...

New UK Fishing Vessel Certifying Authority appointed by MCA

New UK Fishing Vessel Certifying Authority appointed by MCA

The Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) has appointed a new Fishing Vessel Certifying Authority for commercially registered fishing vessels in the UK. The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS) will launch the new service in July and is excited...

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...