landing obligation

  • SFPA landing obligation video ‘confusing’

    SFPA landing obligation video ‘confusing’

    6th June 2023

    ‘Easy-to-understand’ video launched ‘to support compliance’ A new video instructing Irish skippers on the correct use of electronic logbooks as part of the landing obligation has been criticised by the Irish South and West Fish Producers’ Organisation (IS&WFPO). The video,…

  • Discards ban dangers

    Discards ban dangers

    7th January 2019

    Minister: Chokes could tie up boats by mid-year Lords warn of discards ban enforcement problems UK fisheries minister George Eustice has acknowledged that the discards ban, which is now fully in force, could mean that some boats could be tied…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 06.12.18

    New Issue: Fishing News 06.12.18

    4th December 2018

    This week in Fishing News you will find: – Fishing central in Brexit – ‘Protect our fishing’ SFF urges politicians – Inshore netters fight to save Solent fishery – BIM seminar to assist fishermen with new EU landing obligation –…

  • Discards plans for 2018

    Discards plans for 2018

    12th June 2017

    More species must all be landed next year. Proposals put to Commission for N Sea and Western Water. More quota species and vessels will be subject to the landing obligation/discard ban in 2018 under proposals put to the Commission’s scientific…

  • Blast at Scots government in mackerel quota dispute

    Blast at Scots government in mackerel quota dispute

    10th May 2017

    A Scottish PO chief says the Scottish government’s withholding of 12% of the 2017 Scottish mackerel quota from the pelagic sector is the wrong way to encourage more domestic landings, reports Tim Oliver. Scottish fisheries minister Fergus Ewing told the…

  • Half catch illegal under catch composition rules

    Half catch illegal under catch composition rules

    19th March 2016

    Gear regs in conflict with landing obligation Under-10m fishermen in SE England face having to discard half of their catches because some fishery officers are enforcing catch composition rules, reports Tim Oliver. There is also confusion because of the conflict…


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