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  • Covid impacts on crab sector analysed in new report

    Covid impacts on crab sector analysed in new report

    6th September 2021

    A study on Covid-19 impacts on the brown crab supply chain has been released by the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products. The study is based on publicly available literature, research, news articles and data, and contributions from…

  • DEFRA under fire on non-quota catch limit failure

    DEFRA under fire on non-quota catch limit failure

    6th September 2021

    Fears about lack of control of foreign fly-dragger fleet An inshore fishermen’s spokesman has accused DEFRA of ‘fiddling while Rome burns’ by failing to set catch limits for this year for EU vessels fishing in UK waters for non-quota species,…

  • Run the Virtual London Marathon with The Seafarers’ Charity

    Run the Virtual London Marathon with The Seafarers’ Charity

    3rd September 2021

    The Seafarers’ Charity is inviting runners to take on the Virtual London Marathon with it on 3 October. Besides the 50,000 runners taking on the 26.2 miles on the streets of London, there will be an additional 50,000 runners (or…

  • Younger diners ‘want more transparency from chippies’

    Younger diners ‘want more transparency from chippies’

    3rd September 2021

    British attitudes towards the national dish of ‘fish ’n chips’ are evolving, according to new research by the Norwegian Seafood Council. As sustainable fishing rises up the agenda, diners now expect more when it comes to sourcing and are demanding…

  • MCA safety bulletin on lifting equipment issued

    MCA safety bulletin on lifting equipment issued

    2nd September 2021

    The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a safety bulletin, following a number of near misses, accidents and a fatality, to remind owners, employers, skippers and crew of UK fishing vessels of their responsibilities during lifting operations. This bulletin…

  • The SSA elects its first chairwoman

    The SSA elects its first chairwoman

    1st September 2021

    The body that represents Scotland’s seafood processing industry has elected its first chairwoman. Amber Knight of MacNeil Shellfish was unanimously chosen to lead the Scottish Seafood Association (SSA) at its annual general meeting. She thanked outgoing chairman Ryan Scatterty for…

  • EU looks at alternative low-emission engines

    EU looks at alternative low-emission engines

    1st September 2021

    The North Western Waters Advisory Council (NWWAC) has told the EU Commission that modern engines have a much lower environmental impact in terms of CO2 emissions because of IMO legislation. The Commission is seeking feedback on a project looking at…

  • Channel Lightvessel replaced with buoy

    Channel Lightvessel replaced with buoy

    31st August 2021

    Trinity House recently completed the replacement of the Channel Lightvessel with the Channel Buoy, using THVs Galatea and Patricia. The new Safe Water Mark is Trinity House’s largest buoy type and will maintain meteorological and hydrographic monitoring, now that the…

  • SNP and Scottish Greens in power-sharing deal

    SNP and Scottish Greens in power-sharing deal

    31st August 2021

    Curbs on fishing loom to protect marine environment The Scottish government and the Scottish Green Party parliamentary group have agreed to work together over the next five years in a deal that could have far-reaching implications for the Scottish fishing…

  • UK to introduce world-leading ban on shark fin trade

    UK to introduce world-leading ban on shark fin trade

    27th August 2021

    The UK is to ban the import and export of detached shark fins and products containing them, international ocean minister Lord Goldsmith has announced, meaning that the UK will go further than any other country in working for an end…