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  • Humane slaughter system that’s truly cutting-edge

    Humane slaughter system that’s truly cutting-edge

    24th December 2021

    With a third round of applications underway, Fishing News is taking a closer look at some of the projects already supported by the UK Seafood Innovation Fund (SIF). This week, Ace Aquatec describes its project to develop a humane automated…

  • Brixham Boats Trial Electric Outboards And Eco Gear

    Brixham Boats Trial Electric Outboards And Eco Gear

    15th December 2021

    With the launch of a third call for applications, Fishing News is taking a closer look at some of the projects already supported by the UK Seafood Innovation Fund (SIF). This week’s featured project is a South Devon trial aiming…

  • New Westra Fjord Joins Orkney Whitefish Fleet

    New Westra Fjord Joins Orkney Whitefish Fleet

    10th December 2021

    All hands on deck as the trawl is shot away for the first time on sea trials. The latest addition to the Orkney whitefish fleet, the 28m twin-rig stern ramp trawler Westra Fjord K 193, has made a strong start…

  • Fisheries Subsidies: Crunch WTO Talks

    Fisheries Subsidies: Crunch WTO Talks

    9th December 2021

    For UK fishermen used to seeing their livelihoods impacted by annual quota negotiations, new IFCA byelaws or a drop in fish prices due to Covid, arcane international discussions that have dragged on for years, with no probability of a breakthrough,…

  • UK Seafood Innovation Fund: New Names, New Markets?

    UK Seafood Innovation Fund: New Names, New Markets?

    9th December 2021

    With the launch of a third call for applications, Fishing News is taking a closer look at some of the projects already supported by the UK Seafood Innovation Fund (SIF). This week’s featured project is a study exploring ways of…

  • New round of funding available for seafood industry innovators

    New round of funding available for seafood industry innovators

    3rd December 2021

    With the launch of a third call for applications, Fishing News will, over the next few weeks, be looking at projects already supported by the UK Seafood Innovation Fund, including promotion of Cornish seafood and evaluation of electric power in…

  • First young entrants receive £50,000 towards vessel purchases

    First young entrants receive £50,000 towards vessel purchases

    2nd December 2021

    As part of a drive to encourage new young entrants into the industry, grants to three new skippers were confirmed last week by Marine Scotland, reports Andy Read. The Scottish government’s new entrants scheme enables fishers under the age of…

  • Franson Z-91: State-Of-The-Art New-Build Beamer 

    Franson Z-91: State-Of-The-Art New-Build Beamer 

    26th November 2021

    The new beam trawler from Dutch yard Damen Maaskant incorporates a range of design innovations that will be of interest to UK operators The ABC main engine delivers 882kW to the 3,800mm four-bladed propellor through a 9.872:1 reduction gearbox. Dutch…

  • Personal service companies: Tax implications for fishermen

    Personal service companies: Tax implications for fishermen

    25th November 2021

    Changes to IR35 legislation have implications for share fishermen paid via their own personal service company, explain the team at chartered accountant and business advisor Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP, which specialises in advising clients in the fishing industry Before…

  • The life and times of Skipper Dora

    The life and times of Skipper Dora

    11th November 2021

    Women had not long got the vote when Dora Walker became the North East’s first female coble skipper. Brian W Lavery charts the career of the woman who went wartime fishing with a pistol strapped to her waist Dora Walker…

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