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  • Marine Institute launches interactive archive

    Marine Institute launches interactive archive

    24th August 2021

    To celebrate National Heritage Week 2021, the Marine Institute has launched a new Interactive Marine Archive. Two rare historical collections on Irish sea and inland fisheries have been digitised and made openly available and interactive. The Interactive Marine Archive includes…

  • NGOs call for more cuts in fishing to save climate

    NGOs call for more cuts in fishing to save climate

    23rd August 2021

    Record stocks ‘disprove claims of overfishing’ Scottish industry leaders have hit out angrily at calls by a coalition of leading green groups for the Scottish government to reduce bottom trawling and introduce a raft of other restrictive measures to fight…

  • NGOs: ‘All vessels must have REM and VMS’

    NGOs: ‘All vessels must have REM and VMS’

    23rd August 2021

    Launching their new report – ‘Shifting gears – achieving climate-smart fisheries’ – WWF, the RSPB and the MCS call for a raft of restrictive measures aimed mainly at trawling but also including REM and VMS on all vessels fishing in…

  • Seafish strategic review consultation closes this week

    Seafish strategic review consultation closes this week

    19th August 2021

    A consultation for the seafood industry on the future direction of Seafish closes this week, with businesses and individuals in the seafood industry having until midnight on Friday 20 August to complete the online survey seeking views on Seafish as…

  • Research finds ‘low trust’ in fishery managers

    Research finds ‘low trust’ in fishery managers

    18th August 2021

    Fishermen have a ‘low-trust’ relationship with fishery managers and scientists, new research has found. Research carried out by the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) and published by DEFRA looked at how professional fishermen and recreational anglers participate in the…

  • Sprats make strong recovery in Clyde

    Sprats make strong recovery in Clyde

    18th August 2021

    Researchers at Aberdeen University say that sprats have recovered strongly in the Clyde. They say the biomass is now four times higher than it was in the late 1980s, and sprats are now ‘highly dominant over the historically more abundant…

  • Views sought on IOM king scallop plans

    Views sought on IOM king scallop plans

    17th August 2021

    A public consultation is seeking views on major changes to the future management of the Isle of Man’s king scallop industry to ensure its long-term sustainability. The industry is of significant commercial importance for the island, generating up to several…

  • Both Hartlepool lifeboats launch to coble fire

    Both Hartlepool lifeboats launch to coble fire

    17th August 2021

    Both Hartlepool RNLI lifeboats were paged on the morning of 9 August following notification by Humber Coastguard that flares had been fired from a boat off Hartlepool. Shortly afterwards, it was discovered that a 21ft fishing coble was well alight,…

  • Chris Ranford appointed as new CFPO CEO

    Chris Ranford appointed as new CFPO CEO

    16th August 2021

    The Cornish Fish Producers’ Organisation (CFPO) has announced the appointment of Chris Ranford as its new CEO. He replaces Paul Trebilcock, who announced his departure from the post in June, after leading the CFPO for nearly 20 years, to take…

  • Greens call for Scottish three-mile trawl ban

    Greens call for Scottish three-mile trawl ban

    16th August 2021

    Lobbying bypasses IFG process, say opponents Pressure is growing in Scotland for a ban on bottom trawling and dredging within the country’s three-mile limit and inside Scottish MPAs, reports Tim Oliver. Our Seas, a coalition of more than 100 green…