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  • Discards ban dangers

    Discards ban dangers

    7th January 2019

    Minister: Chokes could tie up boats by mid-year Lords warn of discards ban enforcement problems UK fisheries minister George Eustice has acknowledged that the discards ban, which is now fully in force, could mean that some boats could be tied…

  • Chokes dominate council

    Chokes dominate council

    1st January 2019

    Council moves to avoid chokes as discards ban kicks in Efforts to avoid choke species, particularly those with zero TACs, dominated difficult two-day December council negotiations that brought cuts in some important TACs but increases in others, reports Tim Oliver…

  • Whitby Fishing School apprentice awards

    Whitby Fishing School apprentice awards

    19th December 2018

    The achievements of young fishermen were applauded recently when Whitby and District Fishing Industry Training School (WDFITS) held its 16th Annual General Meeting and Apprentice of the Year award ceremony, reports David Linkie. Introducing the awards presentation, WDFITS director Andrew…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 20.12.18

    New Issue: Fishing News 20.12.18

    18th December 2018

    This week in Fishing News you will find: – ‘Perfect storm’ fish council – Outrage at EU-Faroe mackerel deal – Discards ban could cost industry £165m – Boost for industry ahead of (delayed) vote – Feature: Shetland – Healthy stocks…

  • ‘Perfect storm’ fish council

    ‘Perfect storm’ fish council

    17th December 2018

    Tough trade-offs to navigate at fisheries council EU fisheries ministers were facing ‘a perfect storm’ as they met to reach agreement on TACs and fishing opportunities for 2019 at this week’s fisheries council, reports Tim Oliver The council was being…

  • Electronic catch recording for under-10m fleet

    Electronic catch recording for under-10m fleet

    11th December 2018

    Launch planned in 2019, but not in Scotland The MMO is about to start consulting on the introduction of electronic catch recording for the UK under-10m fleet, reports Tim Oliver It will affect all UK fisheries administrations and crown dependencies…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 13.12.18

    New Issue: Fishing News 13.12.18

    11th December 2018

    This week in Fishing News you will find: – Electronic catch recording for under-10m fleet – Crunch Brexit vote this week – Coastal states agree 20% mackerel cut for 2019 – Early records and winter weather in Shetland – Sturgeon…

  • Boat of the Week: Caledonia III BCK 35

    Boat of the Week: Caledonia III BCK 35

    5th December 2018

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Caledonia III BCK 35 LOA: 19m Built: Macduff Shipyards Buckie 2018 Type: Twin-rig trawler Home port: Buckie We’ll be back next week with our latest boat focus. Got…