Brexit

  • Ireland must spend Brexit funds within two years

    Ireland must spend Brexit funds within two years

    16th November 2022

    Ireland’s marine department has confirmed that EU funds to compensate for the impact of Brexit on the fishing industry must be spent by the end of next year, reports Lorna Siggins. There is no flexibility with this, it confirmed –…

  • Post-Brexit fisheries: Time for politicians to deliver

    Post-Brexit fisheries: Time for politicians to deliver

    25th July 2022

    Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael shares his views on the way ahead This time last year, MPs had just finished a powerful debate on post-Brexit fisheries management in the House of Commons. Over 90 minutes, a succession of MPs…

  • Jersey and French fishermen ‘must stand together’

    Jersey and French fishermen ‘must stand together’

    21st July 2022

    The first face to face meeting between Jersey and French fishermen since the tensions over Brexit and restrictions on the number of French boats fishing in Jersey waters revealed significant areas of common interest between the two sides, report Tim…

  • Falklands: ‘No benefits from Brexit, only challenges’

    Falklands: ‘No benefits from Brexit, only challenges’

    29th April 2022

    Talking to reporters after a meeting of the Falkland Islands All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) last week, Falkland Islands government representative to the UK and Europe Richard Hyslop said: “When it comes to Brexit, as things stand, there are no obvious…

  • Irish seafood economy grows to €1.26bn record value

    Irish seafood economy grows to €1.26bn record value

    18th April 2022

    A report published by Ireland’s Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) says that the Irish seafood economy grew to a record value of €1.26bn in 2021, reports Paul Scott. In its annual Business of Seafood Report, BIM says that despite the dual…

  • MEPs call on EU to protect fishing rights post-Brexit

    MEPs call on EU to protect fishing rights post-Brexit

    18th March 2022

    Fisheries MEPs have urged the European Commission to safeguard the EU fleet’s fishing rights in the North Eastern Atlantic following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. With the Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) now having been in place for a…

  • Improving trend for Lerwick harbour

    Improving trend for Lerwick harbour

    15th March 2022

    Lerwick Port Authority has reported that the gradual recovery in activity at Lerwick harbour continued in the fourth quarter of 2021 in the wake of Covid-19, with the year ending on a cautiously positive note. Annual figures show improvements in…

  • Brexit ‘failing to deliver promises on fishing’

    Brexit ‘failing to deliver promises on fishing’

    15th February 2022

    Benefits to the UK fishing industry from Brexit are falling far short of the government rhetoric, according to analysis by researchers from the University of York, the New Economics Foundation, the University of Lincoln and ABPmer. The government’s promises of…

  • Brexit bonus? EU increases bass limits while UK delays

    Brexit bonus? EU increases bass limits while UK delays

    31st January 2022

    Increases to the bass catch limits for 2022 agreed between the UK and EU before Christmas will be available to EU fishers immediately, but not to UK fishermen until mid-year, reports Tim Oliver. Whilst EU vessels – some operating up…

  • 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…

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