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  • More funding for Scottish salmon conservation

    More funding for Scottish salmon conservation

    27th October 2021

    Funding of over £650,000 will allow the expansion of salmon population monitoring in Scotland, as part of a package of measures to support salmon conservation that will include more robust regulations for Scottish fish farms. The funding is in addition…

  • Bremen expo set for February 2022

    Bremen expo set for February 2022

    26th October 2021

    Messe Bremen is again set to be the meeting place for the German and European fishing industry when it hosts the Fish International in early 2022. From Sunday 13 to Tuesday 15 February, key topics such as sustainability will be…

  • French trawler sinking probably due to coming fast

    French trawler sinking probably due to coming fast

    26th October 2021

    An inquest into the sinking of the French trawler Bugaled Breizh off the Lizard in Cornwall in January 2004 has heard that the vessel probably sank when she became fast in mud. All five of her crew were lost when…

  • Lynn Gilmore appointed Seafish director of communications

    Lynn Gilmore appointed Seafish director of communications

    25th October 2021

    Dr Lynn Gilmore has been promoted to director of communications and engagement at Seafish. In her new role from 1 November, Dr Lynn Gilmore will be responsible for the organisation’s communication and stakeholder engagement strategy, which includes the Love Seafood…

  • Additional quota for capped licence vessels remains open

    Additional quota for capped licence vessels remains open

    25th October 2021

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has announced that it will accept new applications by capped licence vessels for additional quota until early December following a positive early response to its initiative. Under this scheme, which is being run in partnership…

  • Mackerel challenges head NEAFC agenda

    Mackerel challenges head NEAFC agenda

    25th October 2021

    Call for coastal states to work together for sustainable fishery As talks between NEAFC nations on the three shared pelagic stocks – mackerel, blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring – started in London last week, parties with an interest in the…

  • Man Overboard Training Programme Resumes

    Man Overboard Training Programme Resumes

    21st October 2021

    A programme of training courses has restarted to make fishermen more aware of the perils of man overboard incidents. Falling overboard is the biggest single cause of workplace fatalities in the industry. To help combat this, the RNLI and Seafish,…

  • Huge manmade ‘energy island’ planned for North Sea

    Huge manmade ‘energy island’ planned for North Sea

    20th October 2021

    A massive international ‘energy island’ in the North Sea surrounded by huge wind farms could be built before 2030. The UK energy company National Grid has confirmed it is in talks with other unnamed interests about helping to build the…

  • Website launched to support fishing finances

    Website launched to support fishing finances

    20th October 2021

    A new ‘one-stop-shop’ website has been launched that features bespoke information and support for the fishing community on personal savings, money management, credit choices, debt advice and mental health support. The website, called ‘The Safety Net’, has been created by…

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