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  • Safety at sea campaigner Lillian Bilocca remembered

    Safety at sea campaigner Lillian Bilocca remembered

    4th February 2022

    On 22 January, Hull’s Hessle Road celebrated one of its own when a plaque was unveiled at the former home of Lillian Bilocca, who led the successful campaign for better safety at sea after the 1968 Triple Trawler Disaster. Her biographer…

  • New Under-15m Safety Code Devastating UK’s Inshore Sector

    New Under-15m Safety Code Devastating UK’s Inshore Sector

    4th February 2022

    Fishing News has been contacted by a wide range of small-boat skippers, across the UK, who are experiencing difficulties with getting their boats through the new MCA code, and the inspections required. Over the next few weeks, FN will strive…

  • ScotWind confirms 17 new offshore wind developments

    ScotWind confirms 17 new offshore wind developments

    27th January 2022

    The Crown Estate Scotland confirmed last week the outcome of its application process for ScotWind Leasing, the first Scottish offshore wind leasing round in over a decade, and the first ever since the management of offshore wind rights were devolved…

  • Fishing Within The Law: Points about penalties

    Fishing Within The Law: Points about penalties

    26th January 2022

    Marine lawyer Alistair Tawse answers some common questions about the financial administrative penalties that can be issued by fishery authorities The MMO and the IFCAs essentially share a similar enforcement strategy, which is based around a Financial Administrative Penalty (FAP)…

  • Diamond Lives: Wreck And Rescue

    Diamond Lives: Wreck And Rescue

    24th January 2022

    110 years ago this month, a Hull trawler perished when she ran aground after crewmen mistook deadly white cliffs for snow. Brian W Lavery tells of the Diamond, the skipper who saved every soul aboard – and what became of…

  • Worldwide trawling study makes case for sustainable fisheries

    Worldwide trawling study makes case for sustainable fisheries

    14th January 2022

    A global study of the impacts of bottom trawling has found that seabeds are in good health where trawl fisheries are sustainably managed. The first study of its kind, undertaken by Bangor University with collaborating research institutes and published in…

  • How Do You Age A Lobster? The Answer May Be In Its DNA

    How Do You Age A Lobster? The Answer May Be In Its DNA

    7th January 2022

    With a third round of applications drawing to a close, 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, from the University of East…

  • Fishing While Female

    Fishing While Female

    3rd January 2022

    Ashley Mullenger, aka Instagram’s The Female Fisherman, reflects on her experience of being a woman onboard Tap into a Google search: “Are women on boats bad luck?”, and this is what you get: “Women were bad luck onboard because they…

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