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  • 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…

  • New recycling service for polystyrene boxes

    New recycling service for polystyrene boxes

    10th November 2021

    Fishing News readers may have noticed a classified ad in recent weeks from a company seeking used polystyrene boxes for recycling. Anything that reduces waste, cost and carbon footprint in the industry can only be a good thing – so…

  • Supporting Welsh women in fishing

    Supporting Welsh women in fishing

    10th November 2021

    A new group, Women in Welsh Fisheries (WIWF), has been established by the Wales Seafood Cluster to enable women in the industry to meet, share experiences, and raise awareness of their work. Rachael Harper spoke to North Wales Seafood Cluster…

  • COP26: Futureproofing inshore fisheries

    COP26: Futureproofing inshore fisheries

    5th November 2021

    Flexibility is key to ensuring that the industry can meet climate challenges – but this poses particular difficulties for inshore fisheries, writes head of the Orkney Fisheries Association Hannah Fennell Climate change threatens the UK fishing industry as we know…

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