• Crewing fight goes on

    Crewing fight goes on

    14th January 2019

    Cautious optimism that crewing law could change but Brexit hampering government work Crewing remains a serious problem for vessels working inside the 12-mile limit, but the changes in immigration law needed to improve the situation are being hampered because government…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 10.01.19

    New Issue: Fishing News 10.01.19

    8th January 2019

    This week in Fishing News you will find: – Discards ban dangers – New-look Kiloran arrives at Rossaveal – REAF in bud – Pelagic fishermen provide climate change data – MAIB report on loss of Plymouth trawler Solstice – Fisheries…

  • Discards ban dangers

    Discards ban dangers

    7th January 2019

    Minister: Chokes could tie up boats by mid-year Lords warn of discards ban enforcement problems UK fisheries minister George Eustice has acknowledged that the discards ban, which is now fully in force, could mean that some boats could be tied…

  • Chokes dominate council

    Chokes dominate council

    1st January 2019

    Council moves to avoid chokes as discards ban kicks in Efforts to avoid choke species, particularly those with zero TACs, dominated difficult two-day December council negotiations that brought cuts in some important TACs but increases in others, reports Tim Oliver…

  • Whitby Fishing School apprentice awards

    Whitby Fishing School apprentice awards

    19th December 2018

    The achievements of young fishermen were applauded recently when Whitby and District Fishing Industry Training School (WDFITS) held its 16th Annual General Meeting and Apprentice of the Year award ceremony, reports David Linkie. Introducing the awards presentation, WDFITS director Andrew…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 20.12.18

    New Issue: Fishing News 20.12.18

    18th December 2018

    This week in Fishing News you will find: – ‘Perfect storm’ fish council – Outrage at EU-Faroe mackerel deal – Discards ban could cost industry £165m – Boost for industry ahead of (delayed) vote – Feature: Shetland – Healthy stocks…

  • ‘Perfect storm’ fish council

    ‘Perfect storm’ fish council

    17th December 2018

    Tough trade-offs to navigate at fisheries council EU fisheries ministers were facing ‘a perfect storm’ as they met to reach agreement on TACs and fishing opportunities for 2019 at this week’s fisheries council, reports Tim Oliver The council was being…