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  • Fishermen’s Memorial fund gets boost from local high school

    Fishermen’s Memorial fund gets boost from local high school

    10th March 2017

    Pittenweem Fishermen’s Memorial Fund received a generous £390 donation from pupils at Waid Academy, Anstruther following a Disney Dress Down Day. Organised by the Waid Academy Charities Committee, pupils were encouraged to dress up and raise money for the memorial…

  • NEW ISSUE: FISHING NEWS 07.03.17

    NEW ISSUE: FISHING NEWS 07.03.17

    7th March 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • ‘No Sell-out’ Assurance with for fishing industry in Brexit negotiations • Discards ban threat to MSC certification • Anger as NI vessels allowed inside Ireland’s 6-mile limit without industry consultation •…

  • North of Tyne Fisheries Local Action Group launch

    7th March 2017

    For the first time, the North of Tyne fishing sector has a Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG). The FLAG is one of six selected in England who each have £800,000 of European Maritime Fisheries Funding from the Marine Management Organisation.…

  • Discards ban threat to MSC certification

    Discards ban threat to MSC certification

    6th March 2017

    The landing obligation/discards ban could represent ‘the biggest push for more selective fishing in the European Union in the history of the CFP’, according to a recent study, reports Tim Oliver. But the study also says that probable weak implementation…

  • £8m of EU and Scottish Government funding for seafood sector

    £8m of EU and Scottish Government funding for seafood sector

    2nd March 2017

    Sea fisheries, aquaculture and processing businesses will receive more than £8m of EU and Scottish government funding, including £1.6m for projects in Shetland, to boost growth, protect jobs and develop sustainability. The latest round of the European and Maritime Fisheries…

  • Fishing News Awards 2017 Shortlists Announced

    Fishing News Awards 2017 Shortlists Announced

    1st March 2017

    After a busy week, the nominations for the Fishing News Awards 2017 have been whittled down into shortlists for each of the 12 categories. With three times the number of nominations of last year, these shortlists represent every corner of the…