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  • Isle of Man designates prawn creeling areas

    Isle of Man designates prawn creeling areas

    11th April 2024

    The Isle Of Man Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) has confirmed the temporary closure of three areas off the west coast of the island to demersal trawling – a move, it says, that will provide fisheries and conservation…

  • Scrabster market to retain electronic sales

    Scrabster market to retain electronic sales

    9th April 2024

    Almost a year on from the introduction of the new electronic sales system at Scrabster, it has been confirmed that its success will set to become a permanent feature of the market. February saw the value of fish landed at…

  • Slow start to 2024 for many Scottish catchers and processors

    Slow start to 2024 for many Scottish catchers and processors

    8th April 2024

    Scottish industry leaders have reported a challenging start to the year for some parts of the catching and processing sectors, with fishing hit by bad weather in January and February and demand and prices affected by the high cost of…

  • Hands up on ML5! Industry welcome for ML5 climbdown

    Hands up on ML5! Industry welcome for ML5 climbdown

    5th April 2024

    Transport Secretary Mark Harper (pictured), who was ultimately responsible for the imposition of the ML5 medical certification requirements across the UK fishing fleet last year, admitted that he had ‘got it wrong’ at a meeting in Newlyn last week. The…

  • NUTFA LawWorks clinic closes

    NUTFA LawWorks clinic closes

    28th March 2024

    The inshore sector has been dealt a significant blow with the retirement of Sarah Ready (pictured above) from NUTFA. Sarah was well known for her support for individual fishermen facing multiple issues, from financial hardship to legal or practical challenges.…

  • Fishing News Awards: Under-15m Boat of the Year

    Fishing News Awards: Under-15m Boat of the Year

    27th March 2024

    The Fishing News Awards’ Under-15m Boat of the Year award, which will be judged by an industry panel, will be made to a new or significantly rebuilt vessel under 15m LOA that joined the UK or Irish fleets in 2023,…

  • Trawling and dredging case back in court

    Trawling and dredging case back in court

    27th March 2024

    An appeal by the Scottish government against the 2023 ruling that its failure to ban trawling and scalloping was in contravention of Scotland’s National Marine Plan, which sets out steps to protect the marine environment, was heard in Scotland’s highest…

  • Fishing News Awards 2024: The Sustainability Award Shortlist

    Fishing News Awards 2024: The Sustainability Award Shortlist

    27th March 2024

    The Sustainability Award recognises and celebrates innovative solutions to improving sustainability and environmental outcomes within the UK or Irish fishing industry. Here is the shortlist for 2024… SafetyNet Technologies Fishing technology company SafetyNet Technologies is much more than its now…

  • Scottish economic link licence challenge rejected

    Scottish economic link licence challenge rejected

    26th March 2024

    The legal challenge to the new economic link licence conditions by part of the Scottish pelagic fleet was rejected by judges in the Scottish Court of Session last week. The conditions were amended from 1 January, 2023, with a requirement…

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