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  • First lobsters released by Whitby Hatchery

    First lobsters released by Whitby Hatchery

    22nd June 2022

    The Whitby Lobster is celebrating after releasing its first batch of juvenile lobsters A project aiming to release 100,000 juvenile lobsters each year has released its first batch into the sea near Whitby, reports Paul Scott. The Whitby Lobster Hatchery…

  • ‘Tangled in red tape’: Cross-party consensus in inshore debate

    ‘Tangled in red tape’: Cross-party consensus in inshore debate

    22nd June 2022

    Lucinda Rouse reports from last week’s Westminster debate on the existential threats to the inshore fleet Cross-party agreement abounded in Westminster Hall last Tuesday as MPs debated Britain’s inshore fleet and the difficulties facing fishing communities. MPs from across the…

  • Shetland crew head south for MOB training

    Shetland crew head south for MOB training

    20th June 2022

    Five fishermen from Shetland recently undertook man-overboard training at the Survitex facility in Aberdeen. The free in-water course – funded by the Fishing Industry Safety Group, a partnership between the MCA, the RNLI, fishermen’s associations and Seafish – is designed…

  • APPG report collates damning industry verdict on Brexit

    APPG report collates damning industry verdict on Brexit

    20th June 2022

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fisheries has released a report collating responses from across the UK fishing industry on the impacts of Brexit on their livelihoods, and the actions that respondents think the government should take to support the…

  • Editor’s Comment: Inshore crisis taking savage toll

    Editor’s Comment: Inshore crisis taking savage toll

    17th June 2022

    Editor, Andy Read, comments on the inshore crisis… “The most recent government statistics available confirm that 700 fishing jobs were lost in the previous 12 months. A detailed look at the figures show the vast majority of these were from…

  • McConalogue unveils pilot gear retirement scheme

    McConalogue unveils pilot gear retirement scheme

    17th June 2022

    A ‘Clean Oceans’ fishing gear retirement scheme has been announced by Ireland’s marine minister Charlie McConalogue, reports Lorna Siggins. The project, which is aimed at collecting old and damaged fishing gear, will take place this autumn and is being led…

  • Last trip for Ian Balgowan

    Last trip for Ian Balgowan

    17th June 2022

    The Harvester A 865 set sail from Stonehaven harbour last Wednesday morning, with owner Ian Balgowan at its helm, reports Patrick Tebay. It is likely the last time the vessel will be seen in the seas off Stonehaven, as it…

  • Fishing News reader seeks information

    Fishing News reader seeks information

    16th June 2022

    Fishing News reader John Riley, writing from the west coast of North Uist, is asking for any information that can shed light on a fleet of large buoys that have washed up close to his house recently. “These buoys have…

  • Industry leaders give verdict on UK Seafood Fund

    Industry leaders give verdict on UK Seafood Fund

    15th June 2022

    The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee held the first session of its inquiry into the UK Seafood Fund (UKSF) on 7 June, hearing from a range of key industry figures, reports Gaby Bartai. Launched in December 2021 as…

  • Howth School of Fish launched

    Howth School of Fish launched

    15th June 2022

    The well-known North Dublin fishing family, the Dorans of Howth, have initiated a new venture that aims to offer tourists a unique insight into the Irish seafood industry, reports Lorna Siggins. The family business is also converting the old ice…

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