• Defra taken to court over 2024 TACs

    Defra taken to court over 2024 TACs

    4th April 2024

    The environmental NGO Blue Marine Foundation has started formal legal proceedings against Defra to force a judicial review of the 2020 Fisheries Act – in particular its emphasis on sustainability and socio-economic objectives. The launch of legal proceedings on 20…

  • Agreement close on Faroe deal

    Agreement close on Faroe deal

    6th March 2024

    UK and Faroe negotiators were continuing to work on a fisheries deal for 2024 last week, and agreement was understood to be ‘imminent’. About 12 of the larger boats in the Scottish whitefish fleet work at Faroe at various times…

  • Marine Protected Areas mobile gear ban announced

    Marine Protected Areas mobile gear ban announced

    6th February 2024

    The ban on mobile gear in 13 English Stage 2 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) was announced during a photo op for Defra secretary Steve Barclay, with support lined up in advance from both government agencies and NGOs, covering a wide…

  • National Highways Public Notice: A122 Lower Thames Crossing

    National Highways Public Notice: A122 Lower Thames Crossing

    26th January 2024

    A122 LOWER THAMES CROSSING SECTIONS 91 AND 92 AND 93 OF THE PLANNING ACT 2008 RULE 13(6) OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (EXAMINATION PROCEDURE) RULES 2010 NOTICE OF HEARINGS RELATING TO: A122 LOWER THAMES CROSSING PLANNING INSPECTORATE REFERENCE: TR010032 NOTICE IS…

  • Public Notice: Section 48 Planning Act 2008 – Cory Decarbonisation Project

    Public Notice: Section 48 Planning Act 2008 – Cory Decarbonisation Project

    21st January 2024

    REGULATION 4 THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (APPLICATIONS: PRESCRIBED FORMS AND PROCEDURE) REGULATIONS 2009 REGULATION 13 THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) REGULATIONS 2017 NOTICE OF PROPOSED APPLICATION FOR A DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER FOR THE CORY DECARBONISATION PROJECT Notice is hereby given…

  • 2023: Fishing News review of the year

    2023: Fishing News review of the year

    31st December 2023

    HPMAs, crew visas, medical certification, Fisheries Management Plans: the pages of FN have charted another challenging year for the industry By Gaby Bartai After three years in which the industry’s fortunes were dominated by external events – Covid, Brexit and…

  • Isle of Man hails ‘new era’ in fisheries management

    Isle of Man hails ‘new era’ in fisheries management

    20th December 2023

    The Manx government has confirmed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) involving the Isle of Man, UK, Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish governments that puts the island on a par with other UK fisheries administrations. The new MoU,…

  • Mixed fortunes on 2024 TACs

    Mixed fortunes on 2024 TACs

    19th December 2023

    Talks on 2024 fishing opportunities between the UK, EU and Norway concluded last week with a deal that was broadly welcomed in Scotland, but much less so in the South West. There were increases in most of the stocks in…

  • Rockall row resurfaces

    Rockall row resurfaces

    12th December 2023

    Newly released documents have shed fresh light on discussions between the Scottish and Irish governments on the issue of fisheries access around Rockall – but an Irish industry leader has taken issue with reports that Scotland made serious efforts to…

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