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  • Provisional 2021 TACs set as talks continue

    Provisional 2021 TACs set as talks continue

    19th April 2021

    ‘Industry needs certainty’ says DEFRA  The government has set provisional TACs for UK-EU shared stocks for the remainder of 2021, or until an agreement is reached with the EU, reports Tim Oliver. Provisional TACs had been set up to 14…

  • Have your say! Take part in the Fishing News reader survey

    Have your say! Take part in the Fishing News reader survey

    8th April 2021

    Fishing News has been the voice of the industry since 1913, and brings you the latest news and features about UK and Irish commercial fishing. To continue bringing our readers relevant, up-to-date news and features, we are conducting a survey…

  • N Ireland quotas ‘plundered’ in Brexit share-out

    N Ireland quotas ‘plundered’ in Brexit share-out

    6th April 2021

    Loss of access to Irish 6-12 zone ignored Northern Ireland says that Westminster has ‘plundered’ its fishing industry in the share-out of extra post-Brexit quota among the four UK administrations announced last week – as it feared would happen, reports…

  • Concern over non-quota catch records

    Concern over non-quota catch records

    29th March 2021

    Little data on valuable catches in UK and EU waters There is growing concern in the industry that EU boats are catching large amounts of non-quota species in UK waters which are not being recorded, and that the vessels are…

  • Historic shared stocks deal

    Historic shared stocks deal

    22nd March 2021

    UK, Norway and EU agree TACs for shared N Sea stocks Big cuts in cod and saithe but more haddock and whiting The UK agreed its first deal as an independent coastal state on Tuesday last week when it reached…

  • One week left to nominate in the Fishing News Awards 2021

    One week left to nominate in the Fishing News Awards 2021

    19th March 2021

    With just over a week to go to nominate outstanding representatives of the fishing community, now is the time to ensure you get your nominations in for the Fishing News Awards 2021. Conscious of the importance of giving the industry…

  • Crewing breakthrough

    Crewing breakthrough

    15th March 2021

    Easier to employ foreign crew with new rules Home Office accepts fishermen are skilled workers New immigration rules will make it easier for skippers and vessel owners to employ foreign crews to help overcome crewing difficulties, reports Tim Oliver. The…

  • Greenpeace under fire

    Greenpeace under fire

    8th March 2021

    NFFO: ‘Vigilante action illegal and reckless’ The NFFO has written to Boris Johnson, leaders of the main opposition parties, and UK fisheries ministers and shadow ministers, pressing them to condemn Greenpeace’s ‘most recent publicity stunt’ of dumping 15 boulders in…

  • Cash help for catchers

    Cash help for catchers

    1st March 2021

    £23m exporters scheme expanded to help catchers Eligibility criteria to be announced shortly More government financial support is to be made available to help the struggling UK catching and aquaculture sectors. It will come from an extension of the eligibility…

  • Fight to break free of CFP

    Fight to break free of CFP

    22nd February 2021

    EU tries to bind UK to CFP in fisheries talks Major battle as EU tries to undermine UK The EU is trying to dilute the UK’s rights as a sovereign coastal state and to bind the UK into the CFP…