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  • McConalogue announces inshore support scheme

    McConalogue announces inshore support scheme

    20th January 2022

    Minister for agriculture, food and the marine Charlie McConalogue has announced a support scheme to help Irish inshore fishing businesses adjust to the impacts of Brexit. The Brexit Inshore Fisheries Business Model Adjustment Scheme delivers on a recommendation in the…

  • Peterhead misses 1m box mark in 2021

    Peterhead misses 1m box mark in 2021

    20th January 2022

    Peterhead market reported a downturn in fish moving across the auction in 2021, which was below 1m boxes for the first time in several years, although this headline figure very much does not tell the full story for the port,…

  • Brixham’s 2021 sales beat port record

    Brixham’s 2021 sales beat port record

    19th January 2022

    A record-breaking figure of £43.6m-worth of fish was auctioned by Brixham Trawler Agents (BTA) at Brixham fishmarket in 2021, reports Phil Lockley. “For some time now, plans have been in place for the market and its adjoining facilities to be…

  • UK chancellor Rishi Sunak visits Newhaven fisheries

    UK chancellor Rishi Sunak visits Newhaven fisheries

    18th January 2022

    UK chancellor Rishi Sunak visited the West Quay at Newhaven on 6 January, as part of a wider visit to the Channel port. Based along the river Ouse upstream of the yacht marina, the historic Newhaven fleet, a mixture of…

  • Australian fishermen to target UK markets

    Australian fishermen to target UK markets

    18th January 2022

    The UK has long imported more seafood than it exports. In 2019, according to MMO statistics, the UK imported 721,000t of sea fish, with a value of £3,457m. It exported 452,000t with a value of £2,004m – a net UK…

  • Scottish seafood tourism pilot launched

    Scottish seafood tourism pilot launched

    17th January 2022

    Seafood Scotland is launching an innovation programme to stimulate new seafood tourism initiatives. The pilot will see the trade body work with organisations to explore and support business diversification and establish new tourism opportunities for the Scottish seafood industry. The…

  • Prentis: More to catch in 2022 than if still in CFP

    Prentis: More to catch in 2022 than if still in CFP

    17th January 2022

    UK fishermen will have around 12,000t less quota to fish in 2022 than in 2021 as a result of the UK-EU fisheries agreement for 2022, reports Tim Oliver. But even with this reduction, the UK has around 28,000t more quota…

  • New EU export rules in force from 15 January

    New EU export rules in force from 15 January

    14th January 2022

    Businesses exporting fishery and aquaculture products for human consumption to the EU and Northern Ireland will have to comply with new export regulations from this weekend. New export health certificates (EHCs) are now required alongside products to confirm that certain…

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