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  • Brixham trip for new fisheries minister

    Brixham trip for new fisheries minister

    18th July 2024

    Newly appointed fisheries minister Daniel Zeichner undertook his first official appointment in Brixham last week, taking in a tour of the market and processing facilities and making it aboard both an under-10m netter and a beamer. He then took part…

  • Joanna C owner fined £100k

    Joanna C owner fined £100k

    18th July 2024

    The owner of the Brixham-registered scalloper that sank off the East Sussex coast in 2020 with the loss of two crew has been fined more than £100,000. Thirty-eight-year-old Robert Morley and Adam Harper, aged 26, died when the Joanna C…

  • Manslaughter charges over L’Ecume II deaths

    Manslaughter charges over L’Ecume II deaths

    17th July 2024

    A Ukrainian national has been charged with three counts of manslaughter following the deaths of the skipper and crew of the Jersey trawler L’Ecume II. The 18m trawler sank after a collision with a Condor ro-ro ferry, Commodore Goodwill, off…

  • Push against harmful fisheries subsidies intensifies

    Push against harmful fisheries subsidies intensifies

    15th July 2024

    It may seem a world away, and of little relevance to UK fishermen, but the drive to end harmful fisheries subsidies took another step forward recently. A successful conclusion to the deal should, in theory at least, cut off subsidies…

  • Seafish launches 2024 Fleet Survey

    Seafish launches 2024 Fleet Survey

    11th July 2024

    Seafish researchers are once again heading to ports and harbours around the UK, with this year’s Fleet Survey launching on Monday, 15 July. The survey aims to gather information about the financial performance of fishing businesses and the demographics of…

  • Is the UK endorsing Nordic overfishing?

    Is the UK endorsing Nordic overfishing?

    10th July 2024

    AODH O DONNELL, CEO of the Irish Fish Producers’ Organisation offers an Irish perspective on the recent UK-Norway-Faroe mackerel deal The UK’s Trilateral deal with Norway and the Faroe Islands is raising concerns in Ireland about overfishing of mackerel in…

  • ‘Schoolboy fisher’ back at sea after crowdfunding campaign

    ‘Schoolboy fisher’ back at sea after crowdfunding campaign

    8th July 2024

    A young fisherman is back on the water following a successful crowdfunding campaign to replace his previous punt, which was found destroyed after going missing. Pieces of 12-year-old Antony Newcombe’s vessel Ocean Harvester NPV 1162 were found washed up on…

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