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  • Young Shetland crews call for government support

    Young Shetland crews call for government support

    5th July 2022

    The cost of marine fuel in Shetland is now nearly three times the price it was last year, and young fishing crews in the isles have spoken about the urgent need for government assistance. Twenty-five-year-old Robbie Jamieson is skipper of…

  • ‘Disgraceful’ move by Norway after failed ministerial meeting

    ‘Disgraceful’ move by Norway after failed ministerial meeting

    4th July 2022

    The UK whitefish and pelagic sectors have been dealt a further blow with the latest news from Norway, reports Andy Read. The recent meeting in London between Norwegian fisheries minister Bjørnar Skjæran and UK minister Victoria Prentis, which was followed…

  • Processing learning facility opens in Peterhead

    Processing learning facility opens in Peterhead

    1st July 2022

    Marel and Curio’s new training facility aims to increase the amount of fish processed in the North East of Scotland A learning facility to demonstrate and test fish processing technology and solutions has opened in Peterhead, reports Paul Scott. The…

  • Society launches 10th photo competition

    Society launches 10th photo competition

    1st July 2022

    The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has launched its 10th annual photography competition, reports Paul Scott The 2021 overall winner was Michael Marsh’s ‘The Fisherman’s Wake’ (on the left) … While David Dodds’ photograph (on the right) of St Mary’s Lighthouse in…

  • Minister: ‘No cash from £100m fund for fuel’

    Minister: ‘No cash from £100m fund for fuel’

    30th June 2022

    The government is not planning to use funds from the £100m UK Seafood Fund to help the industry cope with rocketing fuel prices, reports Tim Oliver. This was spelled out last week by Defra fisheries minister Lord Benyon in the…

  • Five pilot no-take zones in English waters

    Five pilot no-take zones in English waters

    30th June 2022

    Defra has announced proposals for the first of a number of highly protected marine areas (HPMAs) in English waters where all fishing will be banned – effectively ‘no-take zones’, reports Tim Oliver. The setting up of a network of HMPAs…

  • Sunderland Marine: 140 years of fishing industry heritage

    Sunderland Marine: 140 years of fishing industry heritage

    29th June 2022

    As Sunderland Marine celebrates its 140th year as an insurer of the fishing industry, director Craig McBurnie reaffirms the company’s commitment to the sector and highlights the importance of safety training and constructive dialogue to its continued success Having insured…

  • #SafetyDrillTime Competition

    #SafetyDrillTime Competition

    28th June 2022

    The Seafarers’ Charity seeks marvels at muster The Seafarers’ Charity, a significant funder of maritime safety and welfare initiatives, is celebrating Maritime Safety Week (4-8 July) with the launch of a new safety drill competition. It is calling on everyone…

  • Danes agreement to onboard cameras

    Danes agreement to onboard cameras

    28th June 2022

    Reaching agreement on REM has been ‘a long and difficult process’, according to DFPO chairman Svend-Erik Andersen The Danish Fisheries Association (DFPO) has reached a compromise agreement with Danish fisheries minister Rasmus Prehn on the controversial issue of camera monitoring…

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