News

  • Enhanced opportunities for producers’ organisations after merger

    Enhanced opportunities for producers’ organisations after merger

    24th January 2017

    In a bid to strengthen their overall positions within the fishing industry, the Anglo-North Irish Fish Producers’ Organisation (ANIFPO) and the Fleetwood Fish Producers’ Organisation (FFPO) have entered into a business partnership, reports Pauric Gallagher. Above: Alan McCulla. This merger…

  • No mention of UK fishing in Brexit speech

    No mention of UK fishing in Brexit speech

    23rd January 2017

    PM reaffirms CFP rules to be made UK law. Fears of an industry sell-out were stoked last week when Prime Minister Theresa May set out her Brexit plans for the first time, in a speech in London last week, reports…

  • Steadfast Hope BF 340 rolled out at Macduff

    Steadfast Hope BF 340 rolled out at Macduff

    20th January 2017

      The new 24m twin-rig trawler Steadfast Hope BF 340 was rolled out from Macduff Shipyards’ main fabrication hall onto the adjacent slipway before entering the water last week, reports David Linkie. With 7.4m of beam and a moulded depth…

  • Boat of the Week: Joanna CY 701

    Boat of the Week: Joanna CY 701

    20th January 2017

    Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News. Name: Joanna CY 701 LOA: 16.46m Built: Gerrard Bros  Arbroath  1985 Type: Twin-rig prawn trawler Home Port: Ardveenish  Barra We’ll be back next week with our latest…

  • Fishermen net 1,000th tonne of marine litter

    Fishermen net 1,000th tonne of marine litter

    18th January 2017

    Fishermen from around Scotland’s coast have recently landed the 1,000th tonne of marine litter caught in their nets during normal fishing trips. The bumper haul – estimated to be enough to almost fill three Olympic-sized swimming pools – has been…

  • New issue: Fishing News 19.01.17

    New issue: Fishing News 19.01.17

    17th January 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • SFF call to protect coastal sector • Guide to 2017 discard ban • Cod recovery plan hits prawn landings • Steadfast Hope rolled out at MacDuff • BOTW: Joanna CY 701 • Fishermen net 1,000th…

  • Guide to 2017 discard ban

    Guide to 2017 discard ban

    16th January 2017

    The MMO has issued the following guide for fishermen to the landings obligation/discard ban requirements in 2017, as more species are phased in. 1 North Sea The Demersal Landing Obligation 2017 covers: ● cod; haddock; hake; Nephrops; northern prawn; plaice;…

  • Cod recovery plan hits prawn landings

    Cod recovery plan hits prawn landings

    16th January 2017

    EU landings of Nephrops are well below the EU quota, partly because of the cod recovery plan for cod, reports Tim Oliver. This applies particularly in the North Sea, where Nephrops grounds have been closed to protect cod. This has…

  • SFF call to protect coastal sector

    SFF call to protect coastal sector

    16th January 2017

    Inshore fisheries need higher priority and funding after Brexit. Fishing should be given special status on inshore grounds as a primary food-producing activity to protect the inshore sector from ever-increasing pressure on grounds from non-fishing interests, reports Tim Oliver. There…

  • Reject ITQs urges EU inshore group

    Reject ITQs urges EU inshore group

    13th January 2017

    An international group representing European small-scale fishermen says ITQs should not form any part of EU fisheries management policy, reports Tim Oliver. Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) says ITQs are still on the EU management agenda despite having a…

4 issues for £2

Subscribe to Fishing News magazine and receive your first 4 issues for just £2!