Ian Gatt

  • Pelagic catchers slam changes

    Pelagic catchers slam changes

    4th October 2022

    The economic link changes mainly affect the pelagic sector, which makes significant landings abroad, mostly into Norway but also Denmark and Ireland, because better prices can often be obtained there than in Scotland. Scottish pelagic processors have called for more…

  • SFF annual dinner – opportunities must be seized and challenges overcome

    SFF annual dinner – opportunities must be seized and challenges overcome

    15th November 2018

    The 100 guests who attended the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation annual dinner in Edinburgh on 31 October heard four positive and challenging speeches from rural economy cabinet secretary Fergus Ewing, parliamentary secretary of state for Scotland and for Northern Ireland Lord…

  • Warnings on discards ban

    Warnings on discards ban

    5th November 2018

    Discards ban ‘will fail’ warns Scottish leader Calls for solutions to choke species problem The discards ban will fail in its present form, and politicians must find a solution to the problem of choke species it creates, a Scottish fishermen’s…

  • Increased 2017 mackerel TAC announced

    Increased 2017 mackerel TAC announced

    1st November 2016

    Pelagic fishermen in Britain and Ireland will have increased catching opportunities for north-east Atlantic mackerel in 2017, following an agreement reached at the Coastal State negotiations between the EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands in Clonakilty, reports David Linkie. Under the agreement, which follows scientific…


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