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  • Bluefin tuna licence controversy

    Bluefin tuna licence controversy

    24th June 2024

    Last year the UK opened an exciting new fishery for rod and line bluefin tuna. The fishery got off to a good start, with 10 licence holders gaining practical experience in how best to catch and land bluefin, building on…

  • SFF hustings sets out fisheries manifestos

    SFF hustings sets out fisheries manifestos

    20th June 2024

    Held a stone’s throw from Holyrood, the hustings organised by the SFF last week provided an opportunity to ask Scotland’s political parties about issues where Westminster retains powers, and hear them spell out what their parties would do to support…

  • Irish fishing organisations unite to drive change

    Irish fishing organisations unite to drive change

    20th June 2024

    Five Irish fishing producing and processing organisations have come together to demand change at national and EU level. In a joint statement, issued after a full day’s collaboration in Dublin, the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO), Irish Fish Producers’ Organisation (IFPO),…

  • Call for shareholders to reopen Plymouth auction

    Call for shareholders to reopen Plymouth auction

    19th June 2024

    Plymouth Fishing and Seafood Association (PFSA) is looking at the feasibility of reopening the Plymouth fishmarket. The market closed recently with the winding up of Plymouth Trawler Agents (PTA), and fish is currently being sent for sale to Brixham and…

  • New rules on Brexit quota share-out for Scotland

    New rules on Brexit quota share-out for Scotland

    18th June 2024

    The Scottish government has set out how it intends to allocate the additional quota Scotland has received as a result of Brexit. This follows a consultation that ran from November 2023 to January 2024, which offered seven different options for…

  • Cornish FPO sets out pre-election stall

    Cornish FPO sets out pre-election stall

    17th June 2024

    The Cornish FPO published last week a detailed analysis and take-down of issues around the increase in blanket marine conservation measures. ‘Setting the national security balance: food, energy and nature’. The PO argues that ensuring food security, the future of…

  • Anti-scampi campaign takes a twist

    Anti-scampi campaign takes a twist

    12th June 2024

    An NGO that has been trying for months to orchestrate a consumer boycott of scampi, and then attempted to get supermarkets to de-list scampi products, finally managed a mention on the BBC last week, with ITN expected to follow, after…

  • Russian ‘spy ships’ denied access to Dutch ports

    Russian ‘spy ships’ denied access to Dutch ports

    12th June 2024

    Dutch authorities have denied permission for a Russian reefer to land in the country, after the publication of a news report identifying several Russian fishing vessels that the authors say are involved in espionage. According to the report the fishing…

  • ‘Fight4Fishing’ campaign launched in Ireland

    ‘Fight4Fishing’ campaign launched in Ireland

    11th June 2024

    A new campaign to highlight issues affecting the Irish fishing industry in the run-up to the local and European elections has been launched in Donegal. The #Fight4Fishing campaign was launched at a hustings in Killybegs to hear the views of…

  • Win Islands in a Common Sea by Jenny Jefferies

    Win Islands in a Common Sea by Jenny Jefferies

    10th June 2024

    Following her successful For The Love Of cookbook series, championing fishing in the UK, award-winning author Jenny Jefferies has compiled a brand new book to celebrate and share the stories of fishermen from all over the world with Islands in a…

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