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  • First cash from £100m fund announced

    First cash from £100m fund announced

    21st September 2021

    The first instalment of the £100m promised to the industry to help it rebuild after Brexit has been announced. Fishing businesses across the UK will have access to £24m to develop technology, trial new gear and support research to improve…

  • Prince of Wales visits Johnshaven family shellfish firm

    Prince of Wales visits Johnshaven family shellfish firm

    20th September 2021

    Crowds gathered in a small Aberdeenshire fishing village last week to greet His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales – known as The Duke of Rothesay in Scotland – during a visit to a family-run seafood business. The Prince of…

  • Groups join forces to highlight inshore crisis

    Groups join forces to highlight inshore crisis

    20th September 2021

    Thames demo planned this week A consortium of southern North Sea and Channel inshore fishing interests led by Greenpeace is set to mount a demonstration in the Thames this week (22 September) and deliver a declaration to the government calling…

  • Training charity launches sustainable fishing boat

    Training charity launches sustainable fishing boat

    17th September 2021

    Plymouth charity Greenhook Fishing has launched the first of its sustainable fishing vessels from its boatyard. Greenhook Fishing has been established to provide training and full-time employment in the boatbuilding, fishing and related industries. It works primarily, but not exclusively,…

  • New exhibition to focus on Hull’s fishing community

    New exhibition to focus on Hull’s fishing community

    16th September 2021

    The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther has launched a new exhibition depicting the human stories underpinning Hull’s distant-water trawling industry, its demise and legacy. The exhibition, named ‘Loss + Resilience’, is a study in photography and film by award-winning independent…

  • SFA: ‘Don’t cut cod quotas next year’

    SFA: ‘Don’t cut cod quotas next year’

    15th September 2021

    Science out of step with abundance Fishermen in Shetland are warning Scottish and UK government ministers to think twice about cutting cod quotas next year, after official figures showed there were 285m cod in the North Sea, reports Tim Oliver.…

  • EU industry calls for action on mackerel overfishing

    EU industry calls for action on mackerel overfishing

    8th September 2021

    Europêche and the EAPO have again called for EU action against Norway and Faroe in response to their unilateral decision to increase their mackerel quotas by 55% (Fishing News, 10 June, ‘Norway and Faroe raise mackerel quotas by ‘reckless’ 55%’),…

  • Fisheries and Seafood Scheme: New funding rounds open

    Fisheries and Seafood Scheme: New funding rounds open

    7th September 2021

    On 25 August, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) opened four funding rounds for applications to help support the fishing and seafood sector in England. The time-limited competitive rounds, which are being delivered by the MMO on behalf of DEFRA under…

  • Covid impacts on crab sector analysed in new report

    Covid impacts on crab sector analysed in new report

    6th September 2021

    A study on Covid-19 impacts on the brown crab supply chain has been released by the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products. The study is based on publicly available literature, research, news articles and data, and contributions from…