News

  • Call for 18-fold increase in Irish MPAs

    Call for 18-fold increase in Irish MPAs

    14th June 2022

    A new report from Fair Seas, a campaign led by a coalition of Irish environmental NGOs and networks, identifies ‘areas of interest’ for potential Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Irish waters, and says that Irish MPAs must increase 18-fold by…

  • SFA and greens issue joint call for gill-netting ban

    SFA and greens issue joint call for gill-netting ban

    13th June 2022

    Fishermen in Shetland have joined forces with the local Green party to demand a ban on gill-netting in Scottish waters. This has been a serious issue for over a decade, and the unlikely alliance between fishermen and greens is symbolic…

  • Industry debriefing on Clyde cod closure

    Industry debriefing on Clyde cod closure

    10th June 2022

    Feedback from a stakeholders’ meeting to review the impact and effectiveness of the three-month Clyde closure earlier this year to protect spawning cod will be taken into account when deciding on measures for next year, reports Tim Oliver. Marine Scotland…

  • Call for ‘joined-up’ approach to spatial planning

    Call for ‘joined-up’ approach to spatial planning

    9th June 2022

    The accelerated expansion of offshore wind and the pace of application of management measures within MPAs pose ‘a potentially huge spatial challenge to the fishing industry’, says the NFFO. It says this is not just the well-known view of the…

  • Rare leopard fish landed in Donegal

    Rare leopard fish landed in Donegal

    8th June 2022

    A very rare cold-water-loving leopard fish has been landed by a Donegal vessel, reports Lorna Siggins. The leopard fish, also known as the spotted wolfish (Anarhichas minor), swims in deep water across parts of the Arctic Ocean and the North…

  • Volunteers sought for new ‘Stop Smoking’ app

    Volunteers sought for new ‘Stop Smoking’ app

    8th June 2022

    Twenty fishermen will be recruited to take part in a 12-week trial of a new app designed to help people stop smoking, reports Paul Scott. The ‘Stop Smoking’ app initiative by the SeaFit programme, in partnership with Aberdeenshire Health and…

  • Greenpeace ‘survey’ underway in NE Scotland

    Greenpeace ‘survey’ underway in NE Scotland

    7th June 2022

    Pictured here tucked up on the outer wall at Macduff, next to the Prosperity UL 250, the Greenpeace vessel Sea Beaver appears to be taking a break from ‘surveys’ that have included filming scallopers working off the North East coast,…

  • Yorkshire MP new chair of EFRA committee

    Yorkshire MP new chair of EFRA committee

    6th June 2022

    Sir Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and Whitby, has been elected chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee. Five MPs were nominated for the role, triggering an election between Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswolds), Sir Robert Goodwill, Dr…

  • North Sea cod workshop planned this year

    North Sea cod workshop planned this year

    6th June 2022

    There are hopes for a more realistic TAC for North Sea cod next year, after ICES agreed to hold an international workshop later this year with industry representatives to look in-depth at the stock situation and stock assessments, reports Tim…

4 issues for £2

Subscribe to Fishing News magazine and receive your first 4 issues for just £2!