‘Tangled in red tape’: Cross-party consensus in inshore debate

‘Tangled in red tape’: Cross-party consensus in inshore debate

Lucinda Rouse reports from last week’s Westminster debate on the existential threats to the inshore fleet.

Industry debriefing on Clyde cod closure

Industry debriefing on Clyde cod closure

A meeting to review the impact of the Clyde closure to protect spawning cod will be taken into account when deciding on measures for next year.

 Call for ‘joined-up’ approach to spatial planning

Call for ‘joined-up’ approach to spatial planning

Offshore wind expansion and the pace of application of management measures within MPAs pose ‘a potentially huge spatial challenge to the fishing industry’, says the NFFO.

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  • First lobsters released by Whitby Hatchery

    First lobsters released by Whitby Hatchery

    22nd June 2022

    The Whitby Lobster is celebrating after releasing its first batch of juvenile lobsters A project aiming to release 100,000 juvenile lobsters each year has released its first batch into the sea near Whitby, reports Paul Scott. The Whitby Lobster Hatchery…

  • ‘Tangled in red tape’: Cross-party consensus in inshore debate

    ‘Tangled in red tape’: Cross-party consensus in inshore debate

    22nd June 2022

    Lucinda Rouse reports from last week’s Westminster debate on the existential threats to the inshore fleet Cross-party agreement abounded in Westminster Hall last Tuesday as MPs debated Britain’s inshore fleet and the difficulties facing fishing communities. MPs from across the…

  • Shetland crew head south for MOB training

    Shetland crew head south for MOB training

    20th June 2022

    Five fishermen from Shetland recently undertook man-overboard training at the Survitex facility in Aberdeen. The free in-water course – funded by the Fishing Industry Safety Group, a partnership between the MCA, the RNLI, fishermen’s associations and Seafish – is designed…

  • APPG report collates damning industry verdict on Brexit

    APPG report collates damning industry verdict on Brexit

    20th June 2022

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fisheries has released a report collating responses from across the UK fishing industry on the impacts of Brexit on their livelihoods, and the actions that respondents think the government should take to support the…

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