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Fishermen Acquitted Of Fishing In Plymouth MPA

Fishermen Acquitted Of Fishing In Plymouth MPA

6 Years Of Wrongful Pain And Grief Finally Ended After a full day hearing on 3-4 October 2022, HHJ Linford sitting at Plymouth Crown Court made a court order which stayed all criminal proceedings brought by the Devon and Severn Inshore Fishing Conservation Authority...

UK Ministers Urged To Resist Campaign For Quota For Foreign Vessel

UK Ministers Urged To Resist Campaign For Quota For Foreign Vessel

UK Ministers were today warned against caving in to a concerted campaign to deprive Scottish fishermen of quota in favour of a huge foreign-owned vessel that operates out of a British port. Chief executive of the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association Ian Gatt, and...

Gillnetting Protest Steps Up A Gear With March Through Lerwick

Gillnetting Protest Steps Up A Gear With March Through Lerwick

By: Chris Cope/Shetland News CAMPAIGNERS who want to see a ban on the controversial fishing practice of industrial gillnetting took to the streets in Shetland on Saturday in what was their second public protest. The march through Lerwick’s Commercial Street kicked off...

Time For Action On International Mackerel Management

Time For Action On International Mackerel Management

By Ian Gatt, chairman of the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group In the north-east Atlantic, mackerel management is in a state of hiatus with the Faroes, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, and Russia having all unilaterally increased their mackerel quotas outside any...

Scotland to amend the economic link licence conditions

Scotland to amend the economic link licence conditions

The Scottish Government has announced amendments to the economic link license condition contained in all Scottish over 10 metre vessel sea fisheries licences. Currently, Scottish vessels landing more than 2 tonnes of species subject to total allowable catch (TACs) are...

Dates announced for further Man Overboard Awareness events

Dates announced for further Man Overboard Awareness events

Seafish and the RNLI have announced dates for 10 further Man Overboard (MOB) Awareness events for UK commercial fishermen. The events are taking place at venues across the UK in October, November, and December, with the final sessions taking place in February 2023....

ENDEAVOUR V & VENTURE IV Named At Macduff

ENDEAVOUR V & VENTURE IV Named At Macduff

On the afternoon of the 9th of September, a special naming ceremony took place on the quays of Macduff harbour celebrating the building of two large new fishing trawlers by the yard, the ENDEAVOUR V and VENTURE IV, for the Scottish fishing fleet. Owned and operated by...

UK Seafood Innovation Fund awards £1.29 million to projects

UK Seafood Innovation Fund awards £1.29 million to projects

The UK Seafood Innovation Fund (SIF) has awarded a further £1.29 million to 28 new projects in its most recent round of funding. The fund, which has supported a total of 94 projects since its inception, supports innovative proposals designed to advance resilience and...

Seafish launches 2022 UK Fishing Fleet Survey

Seafish launches 2022 UK Fishing Fleet Survey

Seafish calls on the UK’s fishing vessel owners and skippers to take part in their annual survey of the UK fishing fleet which will begin in Peterhead, Scotland on Monday 11 July   Seafish researchers will be heading to fishing ports around the UK this summer as...

Young Shetland Fishing Crews Hold Out Hope For Government Support

Young Shetland Fishing Crews Hold Out Hope For Government Support

As the cost of marine fuel in Shetland reaches nearly three times the price of last year, young fishing crews in the isles have spoken out about the desperate need for government assistance.     The risk of fishing businesses failing is particularly prevalent in the...