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Fishermen Squeezed Out As Scotland’s Seas Become Overcrowded

Fishermen Squeezed Out As Scotland’s Seas Become Overcrowded

Scottish Fishermen are angry at being crowded out of their traditional grounds by a combination of renewable energy developments and excessive conservation measures. In a stark warning that legitimate livelihoods are under threat, Shetland Fishermen’s Association is...

Wales First In UK To Require Fishing Boats Have Monitoring Devices

Wales First In UK To Require Fishing Boats Have Monitoring Devices

Wales has become the first nation in the UK to require all of its licensed commercial fishing boats are fitted with a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS). Boats 12m or more in length were already required to have such a system in place, but an Order coming into force today...

Clyde Fishermen Condemn Scottish Government Over Cod Box Closure

Clyde Fishermen Condemn Scottish Government Over Cod Box Closure

  Tommy Finn, Chair of Clyde Fishermen’s Association releases detailed response to Clyde Cod Box Closure "As the Chair of the CFA I am absolutely shocked to the core at this decision which will see many of our members unable to fish sustainably for almost 3...

SFF Slam Scottish Government Closure of Clyde Fishing Grounds

SFF Slam Scottish Government Closure of Clyde Fishing Grounds

Elspeth Macdonald, chief executive of the SFF, said: “Today’s announcement by Scottish Government will be devastating news for those who make their living fishing in the Clyde and have limited or no other options during the period of closure. “SFF fully supports...

Fishermen Asked For Input to UK Industry Led  Science Partnership

Fishermen Asked For Input to UK Industry Led Science Partnership

The newly formed Fisheries Industry Science Partnership (FISP) Network is encouraging people in the fishing industry to come forward with their ideas for scientific studies to improve knowledge on data deficient fisheries and develop industry ideas to support the...

UK Inshore Vessel Monitoring Systems in 2022

UK Inshore Vessel Monitoring Systems in 2022

Updated guidance to support fishermen with under-12m vessels to get ready for the introduction of Inshore Vessel Monitoring Systems, has been published by the Marine Management Organisation. MMO is urgingfishermen in the under-12m fleet to read the information and...

£75 million boost to modernise UK fishing industry

£75 million boost to modernise UK fishing industry

Fishing communities across the UK will benefit from better infrastructure, strengthened supply chains, new jobs and an investment in skills thanks to a £75 million boost for the sector announced by UK Government today. The investment will strengthen the sector’s...

UK Fishing industry ramps up safety messages

UK Fishing industry ramps up safety messages

Latest Home and Dry campaign from the Fishing Industry Safety Group (FISG) turns the spotlight on reducing capsize incidents Ten commercial fishermen have tragically lost their lives in accidents at sea in 2021 making it the highest number of deaths in a decade,...

UK under 15m Code Of Practice Guidance Released

UK under 15m Code Of Practice Guidance Released

This guidance is designed to assist with the interpretation and application of the revised Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15m Length Overall. 1. Introduction The aim of the Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels...

G Smyth Boats Launches Two New MAXUS Catamarans

G Smyth Boats Launches Two New MAXUS Catamarans

Kilkeel Harbour was a hive of activity recently as G Smyth Boats has a double launch of new Maxus catamarans for UK customers. The 14mtr and 12mtr Catamarans Olivienna and Lily James were built during Covid lockdown and easing of restrictions enabled their new owners...