• Brexit fisheries sell out

    Brexit fisheries sell out

    19th November 2018

    Brussels links fisheries access to trade The Brexit deal agreed last week explicitly gives the UK control of its EEZ as an independent coastal state, ending the automatic right of EU vessels to fish in UK waters, and relative stability…

  • New issue: Fishing News 09.02.17

    New issue: Fishing News 09.02.17

    6th February 2017

    This week in Fishing News you will find: • Bass track record bombshell • Marked rise in whitefish stocks • Fishermen experience shocking reality of going overboard • Record annual whitefish catch value at Peterhead • BOTW: Menhaden S 135 • Feature: Opportune refurb • Ports…

  • Situation vacant

    Situation vacant

    15th July 2016

    Editorial assistant required: Fishing News Do you have excellent writing and communication skills? Are you keen to break into publishing? Kelsey Media is recruiting for an editorial assistant to work across its portfolio of weekly newspapers, focusing initially on Fishing…

  • Richard Benyon

    Richard Benyon

    6th May 2016

    Fisheries: Facts not Fantasy The following article by Richard Benyon appeared in the 5 May issue of Fishing News “I am not surprised that the Brexit campaign has made fisheries its poster boy. The failures of the CFP are an…

  • Apologies for our absence

    5th May 2016

    Unfortunately we were victims of 123Reg’s mass deletion issues a couple of weeks ago, and it has taken this long to retrieve the website. Normal service will be resumed shortly! In the meantime, have you placed your votes for the…

  • Isobella M – new 12m potting catamaran

    Isobella M – new 12m potting catamaran

    6th April 2016

    The new 12m catamaran Isobella M BM 220 started potting from Bridlington last week, reports David Linkie Owned by Karl and Jenny Price and named after their eight-year-old twins, Blake Michael and Brooke Isobella, the new shellfish boat Isobella M…

  • Work permits for the Irish fishing industry

    Work permits for the Irish fishing industry

    23rd March 2016

    Before the recent Scheme for Employment of Non-EEA crew members in parts of the Irish commercial fishing fleet was launched, it was not possible to obtain work permits for someone to work on board an Irish fishing vessel, as fishing…

  • Bass tagging studies show ‘jaw dropping’ movements

    Bass tagging studies show ‘jaw dropping’ movements

    14th March 2016

    A CEFAS scientist says returns from tagged bass show that bass migrate over even longer distances than was previously thought. Dr Ewan Hunter, who is leading a four-year CEFAS bass-tagging project, said the return rate from the tagging experiments was ‘fantastic’.…

  • Expo Int. Galway 2013 Preview – Pt 3

    Expo Int. Galway 2013 Preview – Pt 3

    2nd March 2016

    Our final preview of what’s on offer at this weekend’s Galway Expo Int. The Skipper Expo Int. Galway 2016 will be held on 4 and 5 March at the Galway Bay Hotel, Galway. Opening times, 10am to 6pm on Friday 4 March, and 10am…

  • Whitby Crabbers Suffer Heavy Pot Losses

    Whitby Crabbers Suffer Heavy Pot Losses

    2nd March 2016

    Three Whitby potters lost valuable fishing gear and time last week, after several fleets of static gear, clearly marked in a traditional crabbing area, were towed away by a visiting scalloper, reports David Linkie. Skippers Adrian Noble (Olivia Rose WY…


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