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  • Brussels looks at options to help industry

    Brussels looks at options to help industry

    11th May 2022

    Brussels has told EU fishermen’s organisations Europêche and EAPO it is looking at ‘all possible options’ to help the EU fishing industry to weather the current high fuel costs and other difficulties caused by the Ukraine war, Covid and Brexit.…

  • New Lauren’s maiden catch hit by Irish weighing row

    New Lauren’s maiden catch hit by Irish weighing row

    4th May 2022

    The prospect of a resolution to the pelagic weighing row that has dogged this year’s blue whiting fishery west of Ireland was set back last week by the news that the maiden catch of the new Lauren D 95 had…

  • Commission proposes second crisis package for EU industry

    Commission proposes second crisis package for EU industry

    28th April 2022

    The EU Commission has proposed a legislative amendment to the EMFF that would allow additional crisis measures to help the EU fishery and aquaculture sectors weather the effects of the war in Ukraine. This complements the first package of crisis…

  • Rocketing fuel costs forcing tie-ups

    Rocketing fuel costs forcing tie-ups

    14th March 2022

    EU and Norwegian fishermen’s organisations are warning that fuel prices are forcing vessels to tie up because fishing is becoming uneconomic. European fishing organisations Europêche and EAPO have written jointly to the European Commission warning that spiralling fuel costs and…

  • €35m infrastructure boost for Irish coastal communities

    €35m infrastructure boost for Irish coastal communities

    7th February 2022

    A €35m scheme to rejuvenate local authority public piers and harbours has been announced by the Irish government. The scheme will initially focus on ‘shovel-ready’ projects which aim to give immediate construction stimulus to coastal communities. Ireland’s minister for agriculture,…

  • 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…

  • ‘Confrontation’ warning over NQS limits

    ‘Confrontation’ warning over NQS limits

    17th January 2022

    No non-quota tonnages will be set in 2022 Non-quota stock catch tonnage limits provided for in the Brexit TCA will not be applied in 2022, reports Tim Oliver. Instead, uptake data will be closely monitored, and if either the UK…

  • Prentis: More to catch in 2022 than if still in CFP

    Prentis: More to catch in 2022 than if still in CFP

    17th January 2022

    UK fishermen will have around 12,000t less quota to fish in 2022 than in 2021 as a result of the UK-EU fisheries agreement for 2022, reports Tim Oliver. But even with this reduction, the UK has around 28,000t more quota…

  • New EU export rules in force from 15 January

    New EU export rules in force from 15 January

    14th January 2022

    Businesses exporting fishery and aquaculture products for human consumption to the EU and Northern Ireland will have to comply with new export regulations from this weekend. New export health certificates (EHCs) are now required alongside products to confirm that certain…

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