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  • Scrutiny of shellfish and under-15m scallop fleets

    Scrutiny of shellfish and under-15m scallop fleets

    26th July 2021

    DEFRA launches two major consultations in England DEFRA has launched two major consultations, in parallel, on the management of the shellfish and scallop sectors in England, reports Tim Oliver. One relates to views on whether latent capacity (unused licences and…

  • MPs call for ‘pragmatic’ stance on seafood exports

    MPs call for ‘pragmatic’ stance on seafood exports

    21st July 2021

    The House of Commons cross- party EFRA committee has written to DEFRA secretary of state George Eustice, urging ‘pragmatism’ to ease friction in the seafood and meat trade between Great Britain and the EU, which will also benefit the movement…

  • Fishing News Readers’ Photos: Win £100!

    Fishing News Readers’ Photos: Win £100!

    20th July 2021

    We’re looking to our readers to send us their best fishing industry-related photos, which will not only be featured in Fishing News, the UK’s market-leading commercial fishing newspaper, but will put its photographer in with a chance of winning £100!…

  • BIM business case for new Sea Survival Training Unit approved

    BIM business case for new Sea Survival Training Unit approved

    20th July 2021

    Irish minister for agriculture, food and the marine Charlie McConalogue has accepted a business case from BIM for the development of a new Sea Survival Training Unit at its National Fisheries Training College in Greencastle, Co Donegal. The department is…

  • MPs blast Brexit deal in Westminster debate

    MPs blast Brexit deal in Westminster debate

    19th July 2021

    Minister told to engage with industry The devastation caused to all sectors of the fishing industry in all regions by the Brexit deal was spelled out in stark detail by MPs in a Westminster fisheries debate last week, reports Tim…

  • Funding enables Scottish Fisheries Museum digitisation project

    Funding enables Scottish Fisheries Museum digitisation project

    16th July 2021

    A grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Digital Innovation and Engagement Fund is set to enable the Scottish Fisheries Museum’s Fish Net project, which will produce a digitised, publicly accessible archive.…

  • Scottish Traditional Boat Festival’s online debut makes global waves

    Scottish Traditional Boat Festival’s online debut makes global waves

    14th July 2021

    The unique heritage and coastline of Portsoy have been celebrated around the world with the Aberdeenshire town’s first-ever digital boat festival gaining an international following. The Ahoy Portsoy virtual collection of the best of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival has…

  • Scots seafood exports ‘27% lower than in 2018’

    Scots seafood exports ‘27% lower than in 2018’

    13th July 2021

    A report issued by the Scottish government to mark five years since the Brexit referendum notes ‘immediate, severe and visible impacts’ on the Scottish seafood sector as a consequence of the UK’s departure from the EU.  ‘The Brexit Referendum Five…