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  • Peterhead shout auction up for debate

    Peterhead shout auction up for debate

    16th April 2024

    The evolution of the whitefish industry took a further step last week, with Peterhead Port Authority (PPA) confirming that it is seeking views on changes to the traditional shout auction that still operates in the fishmarket, potentially with the introduction…

  • Brexit ‘has hit seafood exports to EU’

    Brexit ‘has hit seafood exports to EU’

    15th April 2024

    Brexit has added ‘considerable’ burdens for Scottish seafood traders, and while trade with the EU is manageable, it is ‘sub-optimal’ at present, according to Seafood Scotland. It says there are a number of additional trade barriers which hampered trade ‘significantly’…

  • A Day In The Life Of: Marine electrician Connor McClelland

    A Day In The Life Of: Marine electrician Connor McClelland

    12th April 2024

    “I’ve spent my life around fishing boats,” Connor McClelland, founder and owner of CDEE Marine Electrical, told Fishing News. “My father is a fisherman. When I was a kid, the only time I would see him would be going to…

  • Bass compensation ‘could run to millions’

    Bass compensation ‘could run to millions’

    11th April 2024

    An inshore fisherman who has successfully overturned a 2016 decision that he was not eligible for bass entitlement on his licence has created a real stir in many inshore fishing ports, with a host of other vessel owners now rechecking…

  • Isle of Man designates prawn creeling areas

    Isle of Man designates prawn creeling areas

    11th April 2024

    The Isle Of Man Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) has confirmed the temporary closure of three areas off the west coast of the island to demersal trawling – a move, it says, that will provide fisheries and conservation…

  • Scrabster market to retain electronic sales

    Scrabster market to retain electronic sales

    9th April 2024

    Almost a year on from the introduction of the new electronic sales system at Scrabster, it has been confirmed that its success will set to become a permanent feature of the market. February saw the value of fish landed at…

  • Slow start to 2024 for many Scottish catchers and processors

    Slow start to 2024 for many Scottish catchers and processors

    8th April 2024

    Scottish industry leaders have reported a challenging start to the year for some parts of the catching and processing sectors, with fishing hit by bad weather in January and February and demand and prices affected by the high cost of…

  • Hands up on ML5! Industry welcome for ML5 climbdown

    Hands up on ML5! Industry welcome for ML5 climbdown

    5th April 2024

    Transport Secretary Mark Harper (pictured), who was ultimately responsible for the imposition of the ML5 medical certification requirements across the UK fishing fleet last year, admitted that he had ‘got it wrong’ at a meeting in Newlyn last week. The…

  • NUTFA LawWorks clinic closes

    NUTFA LawWorks clinic closes

    28th March 2024

    The inshore sector has been dealt a significant blow with the retirement of Sarah Ready (pictured above) from NUTFA. Sarah was well known for her support for individual fishermen facing multiple issues, from financial hardship to legal or practical challenges.…

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