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  • Scallop FMP: a blueprint for better management

    Scallop FMP: a blueprint for better management

    27th September 2023

    One of the six ‘frontrunner’ Fisheries Management Plans, the proposals for king scallops are based on many years of industry-led data collection For many fishermen and their representatives, it is going to be a hectic summer and early autumn. This…

  • Channel non-quota stocks: the mother of all FMPs

    Channel non-quota stocks: the mother of all FMPs

    27th September 2023

    18 species, a multitude of different fisheries, with a clear divide between Eastern and Western Channel fisheries, a 50:50 split with EU vessels, and local byelaws from six different IFCAs: this one is complicated By Andy Read, Editor, Fishing News…

  • FMP proposals: More questions than answers

    FMP proposals: More questions than answers

    25th September 2023

    No-one will be surprised to find that people might not have finished reading the proposed Crab and Lobster Fisheries Management Plan (FMP). Released over the summer, one of the busiest times in the fishing year, and consisting of what feels…

  • Crab and Lobster FMP: Fishers and NIFCA co-design FMP response

    Crab and Lobster FMP: Fishers and NIFCA co-design FMP response

    25th September 2023

    “This article is a summary of work undertaken by Sarah Coulthard on behalf of Northumberland IFCA. We would like to express our appreciation to Sarah and all those stakeholders who gave their time during the interviews. It provides a valuable…

  • Boat review: Altaire LK 429

    Boat review: Altaire LK 429

    18th September 2023

    State-of-the-art Karstensens build joins Shetland pelagic fleet Karstensens Skibsvaerft handed over yard number 469, the 79.95m Altaire LK 429, to the Altaire Fishing Company on 29 June. The new vessel, which was named in Skagen at the end of May,…

  • UK Seafood Innovation Fund: Getting SeaWise about vessel stability

    UK Seafood Innovation Fund: Getting SeaWise about vessel stability

    12th September 2023

    With the UK Seafood Innovation Fund’s latest research and development projects underway, Fishing News is delving into some of the innovations that the fund has supported. This week: a technology designed to save fishermen’s lives by alerting them when their…

  • ‘A roadmap for MSC reform’ by On The Hook

    ‘A roadmap for MSC reform’ by On The Hook

    4th September 2023

    On The Hook argues that its external review sets out a route for the Marine Stewardship Council to maintain credibility and effectiveness. By AMY HAMMOND – On The Hook campaign co-ordinator Against a backdrop of notable stock collapses – and…

  • Drones and AI: A new combination for fisheries protection

    Drones and AI: A new combination for fisheries protection

    31st July 2023

    An open day earlier this month showcased the latest advances in drone technology, which is likely to see growing use in fisheries enforcement across the world. The UK Research and Innovation Fund, the government body that supports scientific developments and…

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