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  • Citizen Science plankton study

    Citizen Science plankton study

    3rd August 2015

    A unique, citizen science study uses a Secchi disk and a free mobile phone app called Secchi to conduct a vital, global study of phytoplankton. The Secchi Disk study (http://www.secchidisk.org) engages fishermen in a global, citizen science study of the…

  • UK Fisheries Minister engages with discussions with NFFO

    UK Fisheries Minister engages with discussions with NFFO

    30th July 2015

    Fisheries Minister, George Eustice, met recently in London with the NFFO’s Executive Committee to discuss the industry’s principal areas of current concern. The issues raised with the Minister reflected both the diversity of the Federation’s membership but also the complexity…

  • Smokehouse Award

    Smokehouse Award

    27th July 2015

    The Anchor Smokehouse in Lowestoft has just won the top award in the Smoked Fish category at the Great British Food – Farm Produce Awards, writes Mick Harrod. The smokehouse is run by John Raven and his daughter Gemma and…

  • New Northbay Pelagic processing factory takes form

    New Northbay Pelagic processing factory takes form

    13th July 2015

    The first sections of Northbay Pelagic’s new state-of-the-art pelagic fish processing factory are now being erected at Peterhead, reports David Linkie. Scheduled for completion in the early autumn in time for the closing few weeks of the North Sea herring…

  • Stocks outlook good but management complicated

    Stocks outlook good but management complicated

    10th July 2015

    Fish stocks in the NE Atlantic are making good progress towards meeting MSY targets but big challenges and uncertainties remain, according to marine scientists, reports Tim Oliver. Challenges include the landings obligation for demersal quota species, moves towards multi-species, multi-annual…

  • Call on minister to boost Killybegs harbour

    Call on minister to boost Killybegs harbour

    9th July 2015

    Following the report published last week by the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) which examined the underuse of Ireland’s six Fishery Harbour Centres, Thomas Pringle, Independent TD for Donegal South West has called on Minister Simon Coveney to refocus investment…

  • New Northbay Pelagic processing factory takes form

    New Northbay Pelagic processing factory takes form

    8th July 2015

    David Linkie reports: Scheduled for completion in the early autumn in time for the closing few weeks of the North Sea herring season, after which production will immediately switch to mackerel, the new building will replace Northbay Pelagic’s principal processing…

  • Scrapping boats rebuilds stocks

    Scrapping boats rebuilds stocks

    7th July 2015

    Scrapping schemes to reduce fleet capacity throughout Europe have been the fundamental reason behind the current successful rebuilding of stocks in NE Atlantic waters according to a UK fishermen’s leader, reports Tim Oliver Commenting on current EU fisheries management NFFO…

  • Macduff Shellfish expands scallop fishing fleet

    Macduff Shellfish expands scallop fishing fleet

    6th July 2015

    Macduff Shellfish, based in Mintlaw near Peterhead in Scotland, intends to use the business – from Exeter-based the Greendale Group – to gain a foothold in the area, building relationships with fishermen to help grow the business. The 11-strong shore…

  • Rare Orange Lobster Caught By Young Fisherman

    Rare Orange Lobster Caught By Young Fisherman

    26th June 2015

    This incredibly rare, orange lobster was caught by Daire Gallagher, a young fisherman from Burtonport in Co. Donegal, reports Pauric Gallagher. Daire caught the unusual lobster in Arranmore bay, while hauling his pots set for crabs and lobsters. Although it…

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