• EU mussel exports threat

    EU mussel exports threat

    20th May 2019

    Brexit threat to live mussel exports to EU – UK won’t be able to meet new standards A mussel fishing and farming company in North Wales fears that it and other firms that export live mussels and other bivalve shellfish to…

  • Discards ban probe

    Discards ban probe

    13th May 2019

    Realistic UK quota shares answer to discards Industry leaders message to Lords committee The best way to cope with quota shortages that threaten to create choke species is to revisit relative stability and change the current quota shares that the…

  • Share fishermen protected

    Share fishermen protected

    6th May 2019

    No risk to status of share fishermen under ILO 188 Clarification of new health and welfare laws The legal status of UK share fishermen has been clarified and strengthened after work carried out by Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), along…

  • Anglers’ IFCA legal threat

    Anglers’ IFCA legal threat

    29th April 2019

    Anglers issue legal threat to Cornish IFCA. Allegations of failure to protect bass A bass angling association has threatened to take legal action against Cornwall IFCA for failing to introduce an emergency byelaw to protect juvenile bass, reports Tim Oliver The…

  • North Sea saithe choke fears

    North Sea saithe choke fears

    22nd April 2019

    23% cut to North Sea 2019 saithe TAC Fears of chokes for some vessels and POs An unexpected cut of nearly a quarter in the 2019 North Sea saithe quota is set to cause problems in the North Sea fishery,…

  • NFFO calls for talks on under-10m e-catch reporting

    NFFO calls for talks on under-10m e-catch reporting

    15th April 2019

    Delay plans to allow practical questions to be answered The NFFO says proposed plans to introduce compulsory electronic catch reporting for all under-10m vessels in England and Wales should be delayed to allow discussions with fishermen on the details of…

  • Guide to No Deal exit

    Guide to No Deal exit

    9th April 2019

    No deal EU Exit guide for fishermen While the UK government is working to leave the EU with a negotiated deal, it continues to plan for all eventualities including a no deal departure. The UK government, Devolved Administrations and Marine…

  • ‘No CFP exit delay’ call

    ‘No CFP exit delay’ call

    8th April 2019

    ‘We must leave CFP by end of 2020’ – Federations’ message to minister at Westminster event Industry leaders and representatives told new fisheries minister Robert Goodwill, MPs and Lords last week that whatever else happens, they must not delay the…

  • Brexit stocks dangers

    Brexit stocks dangers

    1st April 2019

    Stable stocks as important as bigger shares A Scottish fishermen’s leader has warned that the huge benefits of increased fishing opportunities from Brexit must not come at the cost of weaker stocks, reports Tim Oliver The potential benefits from Britain…