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  • Fishing News Awards 2024: The Sustainability Award Shortlist

    Fishing News Awards 2024: The Sustainability Award Shortlist

    27th March 2024

    The Sustainability Award recognises and celebrates innovative solutions to improving sustainability and environmental outcomes within the UK or Irish fishing industry. Here is the shortlist for 2024… SafetyNet Technologies Fishing technology company SafetyNet Technologies is much more than its now…

  • Scottish economic link licence challenge rejected

    Scottish economic link licence challenge rejected

    26th March 2024

    The legal challenge to the new economic link licence conditions by part of the Scottish pelagic fleet was rejected by judges in the Scottish Court of Session last week. The conditions were amended from 1 January, 2023, with a requirement…

  • Sea state and vessel stability

    Sea state and vessel stability

    15th March 2024

    Initial tank test results suggest a sea-state-based approach to certification may be better for some small vessels than blocking the scuppers – and could feed into revisions to the under-15m code

  • Calls for ML5 freeze pending consultation outcome

    Calls for ML5 freeze pending consultation outcome

    15th March 2024

    Whilst the MCA’s consultation on amendments to the new ML5 medical certification requirements closed on 27 February, the potential for considerable delay in announcing any outcome or decision is complicated by a growing expectation that prime minister Rishi Sunak may…

  • ‘Very positive’ Faroe deal agreed for 2024

    ‘Very positive’ Faroe deal agreed for 2024

    14th March 2024

    A 2024 fisheries deal has been agreed between the UK and Faroe that sees the UK able to access over 2,200t in Faroese waters (area Vb), including haddock and saithe. It was welcomed by the Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association…

  • Fishing News Awards 2024: Voting open now!

    Fishing News Awards 2024: Voting open now!

    14th March 2024

    It’s been a busy few weeks for the FN team since nominations closed for the 2024 Fishing News Awards, assessing all of the nominees and drawing up a shortlist for each of the 12 categories. The quality of the nominations…

  • Mary Kate case heard by Irish parliament

    Mary Kate case heard by Irish parliament

    12th March 2024

    The case of the Irish fisherman who discovered serious stability issues with a Dutch-built trawler and was left with debts of €1m was presented to an Irish parliamentary committee late last month. The Joint Committee on Public Petitions and the…

  • Will fishermen be paying ‘compensation’ for wind expansion?

    Will fishermen be paying ‘compensation’ for wind expansion?

    11th March 2024

    A new consultation has appeared on the UK government website on measures designed to streamline the timetables for consent for offshore wind developments. The proposals suggest that ‘damaging’ wind farm developments could be compensated for by designating additional new MPAs…

  • Fast-track FaSS grants for some pollack fishermen

    Fast-track FaSS grants for some pollack fishermen

    7th March 2024

    Applications for support from under-10m rod and line pollack fishermen in England to the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS) will be fast-tracked. Announcing the reopening of the £6m scheme, fisheries minister Mark Spencer said applications from all fishermen are encouraged,…

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