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  • Ireland’s V-notching programme for oversize lobsters extended

    Ireland’s V-notching programme for oversize lobsters extended

    3rd April 2017

    Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has signed into law SI No 679 which provides for the extension of management measures for lobsters until 1 January, 2018, reports Pauric Gallagher. In January 2015, a maximum landing size…

  • New boats for Gardenstown and Union Hall skippers

    New boats for Gardenstown and Union Hall skippers

    3rd April 2017

    Two family partnerships in northeast Scotland and southwest Ireland are preparing to start fishing with recently purchased vessels, reports David Linkie. Above: Maranello arrives at Union Hall for the first time. (Photograph courtesy of Derek Hosie). Gardenstown skippers Mark Robertson, Adam…

  • New issue: Fishing News 06.04.17

    New issue: Fishing News 06.04.17

    3rd April 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • Historic day as UK gives notice to quit EU • Successful PFD scheme comes to an end • BOTW: Pathway B 29 • New arrivals for Gardenstown and Union Hall skippers • Feature: Herring Drifters/Seiners…

  • Historic day as UK gives notice to quit EU

    Historic day as UK gives notice to quit EU

    3rd April 2017

    But shadow of Great Repeal Bill and London Convention. Above: Theresa May signed the historic Article 50 letter in the cabinet room in Downing Street. ©AP/REX/Shutterstock Prime Minister Theresa May set in train a new era for the British fishing industry…

  • Double celebration for St Davids RNLI

    Double celebration for St Davids RNLI

    30th March 2017

    St Davids lifeboat station and its volunteers enjoyed a double celebration on 14 March, 2017, with the naming of the new 16m Tamar lifeboat and the official opening of the new boathouse, reports Nicholas Leach. More than 200 dignitaries, invited…

  • €1.4m Irish Sea portal project launched

    €1.4m Irish Sea portal project launched

    30th March 2017

    Pilot project set to benefit mussel industry in Ireland and Wales. Above: Benen Dallaghan (GIS Officer BIM), mussel fisherman Hugh Doyle and Shelagh Malham (Bangor University) at the launch of a €1.4m pilot project that will bring together scientific research in…

  • Boat of the Week: Destiny TT 279

    Boat of the Week: Destiny TT 279

    28th March 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: BOTW: Destiny TT 279 LOA: 16.3m Built: Gerrard Bros  Arbroath  1974 Type: Twin-rig prawn trawler Home port: Tarbert We’ll be back next week with our latest boat…

  • Bass fishermen hit by fishing go-ahead delay

    Bass fishermen hit by fishing go-ahead delay

    28th March 2017

    Hundreds of bass fishermen who have had to appeal to the MMO to gain authorisation to fish for bass in 2017 have been told they will have to wait until 21 April to know whether or not they can fish, reports…

  • New issue: Fishing News 30.03.17

    New issue: Fishing News 30.03.17

    28th March 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • Outrage as MCS warns public off haddock • Bass fishermen hit by fishing go-ahead delay • BOTW: Destiny TT 279 • Double celebration for St Davids RNLI • Feature: Steadfast Hope…

  • Outrage as MCS warns public off haddock

    Outrage as MCS warns public off haddock

    27th March 2017

    Scottish industry blasts Marine Conservation Society. Above: SFSAG haddock has held MSC accreditation since 2010. The Scottish industry is furious at advice to the public that North Sea and west of Scotland haddock stocks are at risk and consumption should be…