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  • Inshore future highlighted

    Inshore future highlighted

    14th October 2019

    Inshore conference sparks hopes for inshore future – but just the start of a long road A landmark step towards a new deal for UK inshore fishermen was taken last week, when inshore fisheries were in the spotlight at an…

  • Minister’s no-deal warning

    Minister’s no-deal warning

    7th October 2019

    Welsh minister warns of no-deal Brexit threat ‘Catastrophic impact on rural communities’ The Welsh fisheries minister has warned of the threat to the Welsh industry from a no-deal Brexit, as the end of October withdrawal deadline rapidly approaches, reports Tim…

  • NS cod loses MSC label

    NS cod loses MSC label

    30th September 2019

    MSC suspends N Sea cod eco badge. Stock below safe level, says sustainability body North Sea cod is to lose its MSC eco-label certification after scientific advice that the stock is below safe biological levels, reports Tim Oliver The MSC…

  • No-deal Brexit ‘chaos’

    No-deal Brexit ‘chaos’

    23rd September 2019

    Irish leader warns of no-deal Brexit mayhem ‘Conflict and port blockades across Europe’ An Irish industry leader has issued a stark warning that there will be ‘chaos and conflict at sea’ and port blockades across Europe if there is a…

  • VMS prosecutions concern

    VMS prosecutions concern

    14th September 2019

    VMS data alone ‘not enough to prosecute’ – Industry concern as system set to be rolled out to under-12 fleet With satellite monitoring of under-12m vessels (I-VMS) due to be rolled out soon, there is growing concern in the industry that…

  • ‘Leave quota system alone’

    ‘Leave quota system alone’

    9th September 2019

    ‘Resist changes to quota system’ says SW operator Threat to investment at a difficult time A leading South West vessel operator says that moves to challenge the existing quota allocation system are wrong and should be opposed, because they would…

  • Action on North Sea cod

    Action on North Sea cod

    2nd September 2019

    Industry plans to cut N Sea cod catches Meeting with Danes and Norwegians Industry leaders are engaged with their counterparts in Denmark and Norway to develop measures to reduce fishing effort on North Sea cod, reports Tim Oliver ICES scientists…

  • Major conference on inshore future

    Major conference on inshore future

    26th August 2019

    Fishermen urged to attend The NFFO is urging inshore fishermen to sign up to attend a major two-day conference in October that it says will provide a ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity’ for all parts of the fishing industry to bring clarity to…

  • Wind farms threat grows

    Wind farms threat grows

    12th August 2019

    Wind farms taking grounds and damaging marine life Controls being relaxed to combat climate change Industry organisations are increasingly alarmed at the accelerating loss of fishing grounds and damage to marine life being caused by the relentless expansion of offshore…