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  • 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…

  • Lyme Regis: New Generations

    Lyme Regis: New Generations

    29th December 2021

    Mark Blanchard reports from a Dorset port that is looking to the future Despite its image as a picture-postcard resort, Lyme Regis in West Dorset is bucking the south coast trend, with a thriving and diverse inshore fishing fleet and…

  • Fishing Within The Law: The next generation of fishers

    Fishing Within The Law: The next generation of fishers

    27th December 2021

    Solicitor Jo Pummery discusses the requirements needed if you are carrying a young person onboard Getting kids away from social networking sites, their phones and video games and into the outdoors is a constant battle for most parents. It’s sad…

  • 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…

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