• New Issue: Fishing News 21.03.19

    New Issue: Fishing News 21.03.19

    19th March 2019

    This week in Fishing News you will find: – Brexit meltdown – FFL organises Tyneside protest – Ireland ‘committed’ to voisinage restoration – EU e-tracking and reporting for under-12s – Electronic beacons aim to cut gear loss – 24-hour double-tow…

  • The Fishing News Awards

    The Fishing News Awards

    18th March 2019

    The shortlists are out and voting is open for the Fishing News Awards 2019! The shortlists have been prepared from nominations from across the UK and Irish fishing industries. Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites in…

  • Brexit meltdown

    Brexit meltdown

    18th March 2019

    Brexit delay looms as MPs torpedo withdrawal deal – Third vote attempt this week With the official Brexit departure date just days away, the entire future of Brexit, and the freedom from the CFP that fishermen have longed and fought…

  • Vision for Scots future

    Vision for Scots future

    11th March 2019

    Wide-ranging debate on Scots industry future Scotland’s fishing industry is being asked to take part in a wide-ranging discussion on the Scottish government’s vision for the future of fisheries, reports Tim Oliver Scottish fisheries minister Fergus Ewing launched a national…

  • Under-10 e-catch reporting soon

    Under-10 e-catch reporting soon

    4th March 2019

    Consultation on U10 e-catch reporting Start in England and Wales by summer 2019 Mandatory electronic catch recording for the under-10m sector has moved a step closer with the launch of a consultation on the scheme by DEFRA/MMO and the Welsh…

  • Sea angling status fight

    Sea angling status fight

    25th February 2019

    ‘Anglers must not be equal to commercial fishermen’ – Inshore fishermen’s message to minister as fisheries bill debated Inshore fishermen’s groups are calling on fisheries minister George Eustice to reject moves by recreational angling interests to gain equal ‘stakeholder’ status with…

  • Pulse beaming banned

    Pulse beaming banned

    18th February 2019

    EU bans pulse beaming from July 2021 – 42 licences to be withdrawn this year Electric pulse beam trawling effort will be slashed by 50% this year, and the method will be banned from July 2021, reports Tim Oliver EU co-legislators…

  • Discards ban shambles

    Discards ban shambles

    11th February 2019

    Government ‘all at sea’ over discards ban – Lords report slams lack of preparation despite long phase-in The government is not in a position to implement or enforce the discards ban that is now in force for all quota species, reports…

  • Nominations for The Fishing News Awards 2019

    Nominations for The Fishing News Awards 2019

    7th February 2019

    Don’t miss out! With the closing date of midnight on 12th February fast approaching, there is still time to make your nominations for the people and businesses you feel have best represented the industry during 2018. With 14 categories to choose…