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  • ‘Confrontation’ warning over NQS limits

    ‘Confrontation’ warning over NQS limits

    17th January 2022

    No non-quota tonnages will be set in 2022 Non-quota stock catch tonnage limits provided for in the Brexit TCA will not be applied in 2022, reports Tim Oliver. Instead, uptake data will be closely monitored, and if either the UK…

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  • Scottish salmon recovery plan launched

    Scottish salmon recovery plan launched

    26th January 2022

    The Scottish government has launched what it describes as an ‘ambitious strategy’ that aims ‘to bring the wild salmon population in Scotland back from crisis point’. The strategy highlights five priority themes for action: improving the condition of rivers; managing…

  • All systems go for Scottish Skipper Expo 2022

    All systems go for Scottish Skipper Expo 2022

    26th January 2022

    Scottish Skipper Expo 2022, which will be held at the new venue of the P&J Live arena in Aberdeen, is set to take place on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 May. Sponsored by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, this will be…

  • £1m made available to support Welsh industry

    £1m made available to support Welsh industry

    25th January 2022

    The industry in Wales is being invited to submit applications to a £1m fund, intended primarily to help mitigate the ongoing impact of Covid, and help the industry adapt to the rapidly changing market conditions for seafood products. The funding…

  • Coconuts ‘could have drifted from tropics’

    Coconuts ‘could have drifted from tropics’

    25th January 2022

    Marine biologist Declan Quigley has said it is ‘conceivable’ that some of the 67 coconuts recorded in Irish waters over the past half-century could have drifted from tropical areas across the Atlantic, reports Lorna Siggins. Commenting on the recent discovery…

  • HM Coastguard celebrates 200 years

    HM Coastguard celebrates 200 years

    25th January 2022

    From its beginnings with coastal lookouts to today’s high-tech national network of co-ordination centres, HM Coastguard is celebrating 200 years of saving lives around the UK. HM Coastguard was formally brought into existence in January 1822, when three services –…

  • 2022 Fishing News Awards launched

    2022 Fishing News Awards launched

    24th January 2022

    With the UK returning to some sort of normality as the impact of the pandemic recedes, and mindful of the importance of celebrating all that is best in the industry in spite of all of the chaos and challenges of…

  • Outrage at shock Clyde closure

    Outrage at shock Clyde closure

    20th January 2022

    11-week blanket ban imposed without warning Fishermen from across all sectors have expressed shock and dismay at the sudden announcement of a blanket ban on all fishing activities in the Clyde Box for an 11-week period between February and April,…

  • McConalogue announces inshore support scheme

    McConalogue announces inshore support scheme

    20th January 2022

    Minister for agriculture, food and the marine Charlie McConalogue has announced a support scheme to help Irish inshore fishing businesses adjust to the impacts of Brexit. The Brexit Inshore Fisheries Business Model Adjustment Scheme delivers on a recommendation in the…

  • Peterhead misses 1m box mark in 2021

    Peterhead misses 1m box mark in 2021

    20th January 2022

    Peterhead market reported a downturn in fish moving across the auction in 2021, which was below 1m boxes for the first time in several years, although this headline figure very much does not tell the full story for the port,…

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