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  • Fishing News Awards 2021: What to expect

    Fishing News Awards 2021: What to expect

    11th June 2021

    It’s finally here: the week of the Fishing News Awards 2021 has arrived, and we can’t wait to celebrate the industry’s finest achievements with you all… virtually, of course! Here are some answers to those burning questions on what to…

  • Investment at Mallaig set to reduce port’s carbon footprint

    Investment at Mallaig set to reduce port’s carbon footprint

    11th June 2021

    Improvements to power supplies at Mallaig harbour are set to reduce its carbon footprint and bring benefits to the fishing fleet, the chief executive of the harbour authority has said. Mallaig Harbour Authority received £207,410 for the installation of shore…

  • Marine Institute asks industry to help develop fish mapping app

    Marine Institute asks industry to help develop fish mapping app

    10th June 2021

    Researchers at the Irish Marine Institute are calling on fishers from around the country to participate in a new project aimed at reducing unwanted catches across different fishing methods in an ecological, economic and socially sustainable way. The project, IFISH,…

  • New Crystal River launched at Buckie

    New Crystal River launched at Buckie

    9th June 2021

    Specialist low-loader units were used to manoeuvre the new Fraserburgh pair-seiner Crystal River FR 178 from Macduff Shipyards’ fabrication hall at Buckie and down an adjacent slipway at low water, reports David Linkie. The trawler was then supported by shores…

  • Norway and Faroe increase mackerel quotas by ‘reckless’ 55%

    Norway and Faroe increase mackerel quotas by ‘reckless’ 55%

    8th June 2021

    SPFA and SFA call for ‘action at highest level’ Massive unilateral mackerel quota grabs by Norway and Faroe have been widely condemned throughout the UK and European pelagic fishing sector, including the supply chain, reports Tim Oliver. Norway last week…

  • Nicola Faith recovered from seabed

    Nicola Faith recovered from seabed

    7th June 2021

    The Nicola Faith, which sank off the Conwy coast on 27 January with the loss of her three crew, was raised by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) on 31 May. A remotely operated vehicle was used to conduct a…

  • EU-UK deal will allow quota swaps

    EU-UK deal will allow quota swaps

    3rd June 2021

    The UK and EU have agreed a fisheries deal that will set TACs for jointly managed stocks for 2021, reports Tim Oliver. It will allow vital quota exchanges between the two sides this year, and clarifies access limits for non-quota…

  • Atlantic Edge Oysters: Oyster Farm Established In Pembrokeshire

    Atlantic Edge Oysters: Oyster Farm Established In Pembrokeshire

    2nd June 2021

    After years of working with fishermen and shellfish farmers around Wales and the UK, marine biologist Dr Andy Woolmer took the plunge and established an oyster farm in Angle Bay, Pembrokeshire. Still only in their first commercial harvest, Atlantic Edge…

  • Wind farm expansion increases pressure on grounds

    Wind farm expansion increases pressure on grounds

    1st June 2021

    Calls for co-existence to head off displacement effects Growing pressure on marine space and the impact of offshore wind farms on the fishing industry came under the spotlight last week, reports Tim Oliver.  Representatives from both sectors explained to parliamentarians…