quota

  • Scots quota consultation to close next week

    Scots quota consultation to close next week

    2nd January 2024

    The Scottish government consultation on the share-out of additional quota received by the UK post-Brexit, which opened in October, closes on 11 January. The consultation sets out a number of possible allocation mechanisms for the quota, which is the Scottish…

  • UK-Norway deal delivers 30,000t of whitefish stock

    UK-Norway deal delivers 30,000t of whitefish stock

    2nd January 2024

    UK fishermen will be able to fish for 30,000t of whitefish stock in Norwegian waters in 2024 following agreement on fishing opportunities in the bilateral talks between the UK and Norway that concluded on 15 December. Whitefish vessels will also…

  • Pelagic tension escalates

    Pelagic tension escalates

    16th November 2023

    The recent agreement by coastal states meeting under the NEAFC umbrella in London, confirming TACs for shared pelagic stocks in line with scientists’ advice, has failed to dampen the rising tensions between the parties involved, with little likelihood that quota…

  • Mackerel agreement reached with Norway

    Mackerel agreement reached with Norway

    21st June 2023

    Hopes that ‘quota for access’ swap will encourage other states to fish within historic quota shares Negotiations from Norway and the UK have confirmed a quota and access agreement for mackerel in 2023 that will see the two countries share…

  • Boost for North Sea TACs as three-way deal agreed

    Boost for North Sea TACs as three-way deal agreed

    19th December 2022

    Fishermen will have bigger quotas for most key North Sea demersal stocks next year after a deal was reached on 9 December between the UK, EU and Norway on shared stocks, reports Tim Oliver. They include a highly welcome 63%…

  • Loss of quota spells end for Farnella

    Loss of quota spells end for Farnella

    15th November 2022

    UK Fisheries confirmed last week that its vessel Farnella (pictured above) will cease fishing at the end of the year, after 22 years of continuous operation, citing lack of quota opportunity and a ‘complete lack of support’ from UK authorities,…

  • Working group to tackle NQS minefield

    Working group to tackle NQS minefield

    26th September 2022

    The MMO has confirmed the creation of a working group that will address the thorny issue of the future management of non-quota stocks in Areas VIId and VIIe in the English Channel, through the development of a Fisheries Management Plan…

  • 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…

  • Fisheries Subsidies: Crunch WTO Talks

    Fisheries Subsidies: Crunch WTO Talks

    9th December 2021

    For UK fishermen used to seeing their livelihoods impacted by annual quota negotiations, new IFCA byelaws or a drop in fish prices due to Covid, arcane international discussions that have dragged on for years, with no probability of a breakthrough,…

  • Eustice: ‘Exclusive 6-12 zone major aim in 2026’

    Eustice: ‘Exclusive 6-12 zone major aim in 2026’

    23rd November 2021

    Achieving an exclusive 6-12nm zone for UK vessels in 2026, when the Brexit fisheries deal is due to be renegotiated, will be a major objective for the UK government, according to DEFRA secretary George Eustice. NFFO outgoing chairman Andrew Pascoe…

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