Brexit

  • Oceana urges UK and EU to ‘end overfishing’ of shared stocks

    Oceana urges UK and EU to ‘end overfishing’ of shared stocks

    29th July 2021

    As negotiations between the EU and UK under the Specialised Committee on Fisheries got underway on 20 July, green NGO Oceana issued a call for ‘an end to the overfishing of severely overexploited fish stocks’ in European waters. The new…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 2022 TACs advice ‘desperate news’ for Scots industry

    2022 TACs advice ‘desperate news’ for Scots industry

    6th July 2021

    Call for reform of ‘flawed’ stock assessment process ICES is recommending a reduction for 2022 in the North Sea cod TAC of 10.3%, and a reduction for North Sea and west coast saithe of 24%, while also advocating huge increases…

  • Quota shortfall will leave boats struggling 

    Quota shortfall will leave boats struggling 

    28th June 2021

    Businesses ‘will look to consolidate’ A Scottish industry leader has warned that there is a big shortfall in some key quotas for whitefish vessels this year that will see some boats without enough quota to last the year, reports Tim…

  • UK-EU deal leaves difficult issues until 2022

    UK-EU deal leaves difficult issues until 2022

    22nd June 2021

    No catch limits on non-TAC stocks A fisheries deal for 2021 has finally been agreed with the EU, but many of the most difficult issues have been sidestepped for 2021 and referred to the new joint fisheries committees, reports Tim…

  • EU-UK deal will allow quota swaps

    EU-UK deal will allow quota swaps

    3rd June 2021

    The UK and EU have agreed a fisheries deal that will set TACs for jointly managed stocks for 2021, reports Tim Oliver. It will allow vital quota exchanges between the two sides this year, and clarifies access limits for non-quota…

  • New issue: Fishing News 06.05.21

    New issue: Fishing News 06.05.21

    5th May 2021

    In this issue of Fishing News, our lead story is Tim Oliver’s report on Scotland’s whitefish sector facing a crisis over quota shortages and quotas that are well out of line with stock abundance. Read all about it here. Plus…

  • Quota shortages threaten viability of Scots whitefish fleet

    Quota shortages threaten viability of Scots whitefish fleet

    4th May 2021

    No international swaps as EU and Norway talks drag on Scotland’s whitefish sector is facing a crisis over quota shortages and quotas that are well out of line with stock abundance, particularly North Sea cod and whiting, reports Tim Oliver.…

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE!

Subscribe to Fishing News magazine today; never miss an issue and save 55%!