Features

  • UK Seafood Fund: £1m exports package announced

    UK Seafood Fund: £1m exports package announced

    12th May 2022

    The final tranche of the UK Seafood Fund will help the UK industry gain a truly global reach, writes fisheries minister Victoria Prentis Events in Ukraine and the impact of the pandemic have reminded us just how important domestic food…

  • Caution urged over report linking power cables to lobster deformities

    Caution urged over report linking power cables to lobster deformities

    11th May 2022

    A leading fisheries scientist says that in-situ observations are needed before drawing conclusions from a new study which claims that lobster larvae exposed to electromagnetic fields (EMFs), such as those from underwater power cables, develop deformities and swimming problems, reports…

  • Time to consider enclosed space dangers

    Time to consider enclosed space dangers

    10th May 2022

    New rules to protect those working in enclosed spaces will come into force for fishing vessels next year, explains the MCA UK fishers will have a further year to make sure they are meeting incoming rules designed to improve safety…

  • A family affair: Line-fishing for bass

    A family affair: Line-fishing for bass

    25th April 2022

    Mark Blanchard spends a day with husband and wife team Annie and Ian Gilbert, who have been fishing together off the Dorset and Isle of Wight coast for the past two decades Keeping shop with your partner must test any…

  • More MOB training dates announced

    More MOB training dates announced

    12th April 2022

    Man-overboard awareness training could save your life – or that of one of your crewmates – as the Fishing Industry Safety Group explains The recent success of the Fishing Industry Safety Group (FISG) Man Overboard Awareness training events has led…

  • Scots Nephrops skippers head to Boston

    Scots Nephrops skippers head to Boston

    19th March 2022

    As the government-funded project to support sales of langoustine, being implemented by Seafood Scotland, continues, plans for a presence at the Boston Seafood Expo, one of the largest seafood gatherings in the world, were confirmed last week, reports Andy Read.…

  • FISG: Meet the safety champions

    FISG: Meet the safety champions

    16th March 2022

    The best safety advice comes from working fishermen, says the Fishing Industry Safety Group: let’s hear it for the safety champions! 2021 was the worst year in a decade for deaths in our commercial fishing industry. We lost 11 men.…

  • Learning from incidents onboard

    Learning from incidents onboard

    3rd March 2022

    In this occasional series, the Sunderland Marine team provides guidance on safe working and claims avoidance on fishing vessels. This month, loss prevention executive Alvin Forster explores what can be learned in the aftermath of an incident, if time is…

  • IFCAs: Managing the way ahead

    IFCAs: Managing the way ahead

    16th February 2022

    Last month, Tony Tomlinson, chairman of the Association of IFCAs, gave the following speech at a national policy forum about the growing number of issues that IFCAs are being tasked with, without a corresponding increase in resources. The conference bought…

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