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UK: COVID-19 Impacts Across Whole Seafood Supply Chain

UK: COVID-19 Impacts Across Whole Seafood Supply Chain

The first in a series of regular COVID-19 impact assessments, Seafish has published a review showing how the impacts of COVID-19 have been felt across the whole of the seafood supply chain in the UK. With the objective at helping seafood businesses, organisations and...

First Yorkshire Marine Research Centre Opens in Bridlington

First Yorkshire Marine Research Centre Opens in Bridlington

This week, Holderness Fishing Industry Group (HFIG) has opened a state-of-the-art community laboratory and research hatchery in Bridlington to conduct vital research on fishing grounds in the North Sea. The Yorkshire Marine Research Centre’s build was implemented by...

UK: Vessel owners asked to share impacts of COVID-19

UK: Vessel owners asked to share impacts of COVID-19

Fishing vessel owners across UK are being asked to take part in a major survey of the fishing fleet, and as part of that they are being asked to share the impacts COVID-19 has had on their operations. Seafish will contact all owners of UK registered vessels to invite...

First fish landed at new state-of-the-art Lerwick fish market

First fish landed at new state-of-the-art Lerwick fish market

by Hans Marter, Shetland News AS THE first fish was landed at Lerwick’s new fish market this morning (Wednesday, August 5), an industry leader hailed the new market at Mair’s Quay as a “tangible sign” of where the sector is heading after Brexit. Local trawler Sedulous...

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...