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New UK Fisheries Technical Measures For Celtic Sea Areas

New UK Fisheries Technical Measures For Celtic Sea Areas

Following the conclusion of annual negotiations with the UK and the EU, the MMO provides an update on proposed changes to Celtic Sea Conservation measures. New measures for all demersal otter trawls and seines in the Celtic Sea mixed fisheries are to be introduced...

UK and EU sign agreement on catch levels for 2021

UK and EU sign agreement on catch levels for 2021

Agreement covers catch limits for 70 shared fish stocks worth approximately £333m in fishing opportunities to the UK fleet. The UK has now concluded annual fisheries negotiations with the EU, providing certainty for the fishing industry on catch limits for the...

Regional

Fishing vessel Nicola Faith recovered from seabed

Fishing vessel Nicola Faith recovered from seabed

The wreck of sunken fishing vessel Nicola Faith, which went missing off the coast of Colwyn Bay on 27 January, has been raised from the seabed by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB). The vessel will be transported to a secure location for further...

Europe

International

UK and EU sign agreement on catch levels for 2021

UK and EU sign agreement on catch levels for 2021

Agreement covers catch limits for 70 shared fish stocks worth approximately £333m in fishing opportunities to the UK fleet. The UK has now concluded annual fisheries negotiations with the EU, providing certainty for the fishing industry on catch limits for the...

Research

Our Ocean: Our Future

Our Ocean: Our Future

Ireland’s marine sector looks forward in final week of Oceans of Learning series  Ensuring a sustainable future for our ocean is one of the great missions of the next decade. The ocean is our life source, supporting humanity and every other organism on Earth and is...

Notices

Geophysical survey operation  by Green Rebel Marine in the Celtic Sea

Geophysical survey operation by Green Rebel Marine in the Celtic Sea

Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishers, Yachtsmen and Seafarers 1. Notice of activity The Department of Transport has been advised that a geophysical survey operation will be undertaken by Green Rebel Marine in the...

Events

Sustainability is Critical to Withstanding the Tests of Time

Sustainability is Critical to Withstanding the Tests of Time

The fishing industry was impacted greatly by the global pandemic due to disruptions in export markets, the loss of restaurant sales, and a decline in seafood prices. No strangers to challenges, fishermen pivoted to weather the storm head on. Most who curtailed their...

Safety News

PFD Crotch Straps

PFD Crotch Straps

Why are crotch straps a benefit when using a PFD?. Frankie Horne. RNLI Commercial Fishing Safety Manager is asking fishermen to ensure they are using their PFD's properly by ensuring that the crotch strap is correctly attached and will give maximum benefit if needed....

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