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  • Former Challenger becomes new Harvest Moon

    Former Challenger becomes new Harvest Moon

    19th October 2021

    Skipper James Third and his son AJ Third have bought the twin-rig prawn trawler Challenger FR 90, renaming her Harvest Moon FR 366 (pictured above). The vessel was built in 2010 by Parkol Marine Engineering to an SC McAllister design…

  • Poots launches £1.9m NI fisheries support scheme

    Poots launches £1.9m NI fisheries support scheme

    19th October 2021

    Northern Ireland fisheries minister Edwin Poots has launched a grants support scheme for local fishing businesses worth £1.9m. The Maritime and Fisheries Fund for Northern Ireland replaces the now fully committed European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). The new funding,…

  • McConalogue announces increased fisheries funding

    McConalogue announces increased fisheries funding

    18th October 2021

    Charlie McConalogue, the Irish minister for agriculture, food and the marine, has announced €157m for fisheries and fisheries-dependent coastal communities in his department’s 2022 budget. Further funding will be made available to the fisheries and agri-food sectors in 2022 through…

  • French warn blockades set to start

    French warn blockades set to start

    18th October 2021

    Jersey fishermen: ‘We’re tired of French threats and we’re ready’ A Jersey fishermen’s leader says the French have deliberately engineered a confrontation with Jersey and the UK by making excessive and false licence applications to fish in Jersey waters that…

  • Industry celebrated at 2021 RSMA Exhibition

    Industry celebrated at 2021 RSMA Exhibition

    15th October 2021

    The Royal Society of Marine Artists and Mall Galleries have announced the prizes and awards from the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition 2021, with many of the winners celebrating the fishing industry. Fishermen in Newlyn were the subjects…

  • New call for applications to UK Seafood Innovation Fund

    New call for applications to UK Seafood Innovation Fund

    13th October 2021

    Applications are now open for a third round of funding from the UK Seafood Innovation Fund (SIF). The programme seeks ideas from innovators looking to introduce novel and practical solutions into the sector that will help to secure it a…

  • New digital emergency beacon registry goes live

    New digital emergency beacon registry goes live

    13th October 2021

    The MCA has launched a new 24/7 online self-service registry for emergency beacons such as the emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) and personal locator beacons (PLBs). The agency says the new digital portal will make it easier and more convenient…

  • New chair for Seafish Northern Ireland Advisory Committee

    New chair for Seafish Northern Ireland Advisory Committee

    12th October 2021

    Harry Wick has been appointed chair of the Seafish Northern Ireland Advisory Committee (SNIAC), taking up the role with immediate effect. Harry Wick is the chief executive of the Northern Ireland Fish Producers’ Organisation, which represents the interests of around…

  • Industry outrage at Asda promotion of Norwegian cod

    Industry outrage at Asda promotion of Norwegian cod

    11th October 2021

    ‘Kick in the teeth’ after loss of access, says skipper Seafood industry leaders outlined their frustrations this week at the launch by Asda of a promotion of imported fish from Norway, reports Andy Read. Reacting to the launch, a partnership…

  • Engine thieves target North Wales fishermen

    Engine thieves target North Wales fishermen

    7th October 2021

    Inshore fishermen from the historic small lobster cove of Porth Meudwy, on the Llyn peninsula in North Wales, have been left reeling after the theft of six outboard engines in a single night left the fleet there with no way…

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