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  • New UK Fishing Gear Restrictions Mapping Service

    New UK Fishing Gear Restrictions Mapping Service

    23rd November 2021

    The Kingfisher team at Seafish launch free interactive mapping service to help fishers navigate commercial fishing gear restrictions in the UK. The Kingfisher team at Seafish has launched a new fishing restrictions mapping service. This free service allows fishers to…

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  • CEFAS advisor appointed ICES first vice-president

    CEFAS advisor appointed ICES first vice-president

    25th November 2021

    The nomination of DEFRA’s chief fisheries science advisor at CEFAS Carl O’Brien as first vice-president of ICES has been confirmed, with his three-year appointment taking effect from 1 November. Carl O’Brien began his career in marine science when he joined…

  • New Brid seafood restaurant puts focus on local landings

    New Brid seafood restaurant puts focus on local landings

    24th November 2021

    A new high-end seafood restaurant, Salt on the Harbour, has just opened overlooking Bridlington harbour, with the emphasis firmly on seafood landed right on its doorstep. Salt on the Harbour is now offering an a la carte evening menu, alongside…

  • SPFA and Shetland UHI partnership to boost pelagic stock science

    SPFA and Shetland UHI partnership to boost pelagic stock science

    24th November 2021

    The Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association (SPFA) and Shetland UHI have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a strategic partnership agreement that will enhance co-operation between the industry and scientists. Shetland UHI was formed on 1 August from the merger…

  • New team appointed for Wick harbour

    New team appointed for Wick harbour

    24th November 2021

    Following the recent retirement of Wick harbour master Malcolm Bremner, Ian Cormack has been promoted from deputy harbour master and takes over marine responsibilities for Wick harbour. His role will include upholding the regulatory demands of a statutory harbour authority…

  • Eustice: ‘Exclusive 6-12 zone major aim in 2026’

    Eustice: ‘Exclusive 6-12 zone major aim in 2026’

    23rd November 2021

    Achieving an exclusive 6-12nm zone for UK vessels in 2026, when the Brexit fisheries deal is due to be renegotiated, will be a major objective for the UK government, according to DEFRA secretary George Eustice. NFFO outgoing chairman Andrew Pascoe…

  • Call for research on Thames sole collapse

    Call for research on Thames sole collapse

    23rd November 2021

    A lifelong Thames fisherman and campaigner has called on George Eustice for more research to find out why sole stocks in the Thames have collapsed. Paul Gilson, newly appointed NFFO chairman and chairman of Leigh and Southend Fishermen’s Association, also…

  • The NFFO has elected a new chairman

    The NFFO has elected a new chairman

    22nd November 2021

    Paul Gilson, a longstanding member of the NFFO’s executive committee and vice-chairman of its South East committee, who has also been chairman of Leigh and Southend Fishermen’s Association for many years, has been elected as the next chairman of the…

  • Wash fishermen ‘in despair’ call for co-management

    Wash fishermen ‘in despair’ call for co-management

    22nd November 2021

    Fishermen in the Wash need to be involved in the management of their fisheries in co-working arrangements with Eastern IFCA, and are ‘in despair’ at what is happening to their industry, DEFRA secretary George Eustice was told last week. There…

  • Industry ‘needs compensation for loss of grounds’

    Industry ‘needs compensation for loss of grounds’

    22nd November 2021

    Exclusion by wind farms and MPAs ‘threatens future’ DEFRA secretary George Eustice was asked last week whether the government will compensate fishermen for the growing loss of fishing grounds due to the expanding offshore wind farm sector, MPAs and other…

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