• North Sea saithe choke fears

    North Sea saithe choke fears

    22nd April 2019

    23% cut to North Sea 2019 saithe TAC Fears of chokes for some vessels and POs An unexpected cut of nearly a quarter in the 2019 North Sea saithe quota is set to cause problems in the North Sea fishery,…

  • NFFO calls for talks on under-10m e-catch reporting

    NFFO calls for talks on under-10m e-catch reporting

    15th April 2019

    Delay plans to allow practical questions to be answered The NFFO says proposed plans to introduce compulsory electronic catch reporting for all under-10m vessels in England and Wales should be delayed to allow discussions with fishermen on the details of…

  • Guide to No Deal exit

    Guide to No Deal exit

    9th April 2019

    No deal EU Exit guide for fishermen While the UK government is working to leave the EU with a negotiated deal, it continues to plan for all eventualities including a no deal departure. The UK government, Devolved Administrations and Marine…

  • ‘No CFP exit delay’ call

    ‘No CFP exit delay’ call

    8th April 2019

    ‘We must leave CFP by end of 2020’ – Federations’ message to minister at Westminster event Industry leaders and representatives told new fisheries minister Robert Goodwill, MPs and Lords last week that whatever else happens, they must not delay the…

  • Brexit stocks dangers

    Brexit stocks dangers

    1st April 2019

    Stable stocks as important as bigger shares A Scottish fishermen’s leader has warned that the huge benefits of increased fishing opportunities from Brexit must not come at the cost of weaker stocks, reports Tim Oliver The potential benefits from Britain…

  • Discards quota pools

    Discards quota pools

    25th March 2019

    Quota pools set up to cut discarding Government-held fish will save fishermen’s quotas Fisheries administrations are setting up reserve quota pools to try to avoid choke species tying up boats as the discards ban comes fully into force, and to…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 21.03.19

    New Issue: Fishing News 21.03.19

    19th March 2019

    This week in Fishing News you will find: – Brexit meltdown – FFL organises Tyneside protest – Ireland ‘committed’ to voisinage restoration – EU e-tracking and reporting for under-12s – Electronic beacons aim to cut gear loss – 24-hour double-tow…

  • The Fishing News Awards

    The Fishing News Awards

    18th March 2019

    The shortlists are out and voting is open for the Fishing News Awards 2019! The shortlists have been prepared from nominations from across the UK and Irish fishing industries. Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites in…