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  • Employment report reveals crewing fears

    Employment report reveals crewing fears

    20th May 2022

    The latest industry employment report from Seafish has highlighted major crewing issues and their potential impact on future business performance, reports Paul Scott. With an incredible 55% of deckhands in the vessels surveyed being of non-UK origin, the majority from…

  • Faroe issues exemption for Russian fishing vessels

    Faroe issues exemption for Russian fishing vessels

    19th May 2022

    The Faroe Islands continued to defy international opinion on sanctioning Russia last week, amid growing condemnation, reports Andy Read. Criticism came from international fish processors, the fishing industry and the Marine Stewardship Council, which previously withdrew accreditation of several shared…

  • ‘Better Health’ planned for Brixham

    ‘Better Health’ planned for Brixham

    13th May 2022

    A new initiative to provide health support for fishermen in Brixham has been launched, reports Paul Scott. The ‘Fishing for Better Health’ clinic has been specially created by SeaFit and Compass House Medical Centres to cater to the ‘challenging schedules…

  • OFA celebrates 50th anniversary

    OFA celebrates 50th anniversary

    13th May 2022

    Orkney Fisheries Association (OFA) celebrated its 50th birthday last month with a dinner and ceilidh. OFA was founded in 1972 by local fishermen to represent the interests of the Orkney industry. Since then, the fishing landscape in Orkney has changed…

  • UK Seafood Fund: £1m exports package announced

    UK Seafood Fund: £1m exports package announced

    12th May 2022

    The final tranche of the UK Seafood Fund will help the UK industry gain a truly global reach, writes fisheries minister Victoria Prentis Events in Ukraine and the impact of the pandemic have reminded us just how important domestic food…

  • Brussels looks at options to help industry

    Brussels looks at options to help industry

    11th May 2022

    Brussels has told EU fishermen’s organisations Europêche and EAPO it is looking at ‘all possible options’ to help the EU fishing industry to weather the current high fuel costs and other difficulties caused by the Ukraine war, Covid and Brexit.…

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