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  • Worldwide trawling study makes case for sustainable fisheries

    Worldwide trawling study makes case for sustainable fisheries

    14th January 2022

    A global study of the impacts of bottom trawling has found that seabeds are in good health where trawl fisheries are sustainably managed. The first study of its kind, undertaken by Bangor University with collaborating research institutes and published in…

  • All 10 IFCAs seek new recruits

    All 10 IFCAs seek new recruits

    14th January 2022

    The MMO is advertising a number of current and upcoming general member vacancies in the 10 regional IFCAs across England. It is seeking to appoint to fill current vacancies, and also to create a reserve list for upcoming vacancies. The…

  • Europêche slams NGO calls for bottom-trawling ban

    Europêche slams NGO calls for bottom-trawling ban

    13th January 2022

    European fishermen’s group Europêche has called for an urgent meeting with EU fisheries commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius, following the public demonstration by NGOs in Brussels at the end of last year calling for a ban on bottom trawling. The NGOs delivered…

  • New paper suggests genetically distinct Nephrops clusters

    New paper suggests genetically distinct Nephrops clusters

    13th January 2022

    Researchers from Ireland and Iceland believe that they have detected four genetically distinct clusters of Nephrops. Nephrops norvegicus are distributed through the North East Atlantic, from the coast of North Africa to southern Iceland, northern Norway and Skagerrak and, in…

  • iVMS roll-out: MMO confirms funding and new timetable

    iVMS roll-out: MMO confirms funding and new timetable

    12th January 2022

    The MMO has confirmed on its website a new timetable for the roll-out of mandatory VMS to the under-12m fleet in England, as well as confirming the funding to be made available to eligible vessel owners. The provisional timetable for…

  • New executive chair appointed for SFPA

    New executive chair appointed for SFPA

    12th January 2022

    Irish minister for agriculture, food and the marine Charlie McConalogue has announced the appointment of Paschal Hayes as executive chairperson and member of the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA). His appointment follows the departure of the previous executive chair Dr Susan…

  • New initiative to revive Atlantic salmon

    New initiative to revive Atlantic salmon

    12th January 2022

    Backed by £400,000 from the Scottish government, a project has been launched to reveal the hidden lives of wild Atlantic salmon using new technology. Little is known about the migration routes of wild salmon as they leave rivers, travelling large…

  • Eel sector slams ICES fishing ban advice

    Eel sector slams ICES fishing ban advice

    11th January 2022

    Fishing News readers with long memories may remember seeing many a small boat hauling fyke nets in estuaries and harbours for the live eel market. We carried for many years a small classified ad for Mick’s Eels, the last of…

  • Report issued by MCIB on loss of Aztec

    Report issued by MCIB on loss of Aztec

    11th January 2022

    The Irish Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has issued its report on the sinking of the 12m trawler Aztec S 12 (pictured above) off Duncannon, Co Wexford. On 11 January, 2021, Aztec sailed from Duncannon Pier at 7am to fish…

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