UK

  • First Cornish sardines landed

    First Cornish sardines landed

    27th July 2023

    Mid-July saw several Cornish sardine fleet skippers make exploratory trips into Mount’s Bay. Aboard the ring-netter Lyonesse, Skipper Will Treneer was keen to pick up some early marks. Crew Tom Lambourn and Treeve Perry let go the ropes just after…

  • MPs call for more protection for seals

    MPs call for more protection for seals

    11th July 2023

    ‘Important tourist attraction’ says London MP, as disconnect with reality of life at sea becomes ever starker Under intense pressure? Wasthe MP for Richmond Park talking about seals, or the fishermen who are being put out of business by the…

  • 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…

  • Defra confirms that a UK-Faroe deal has been concluded

    Defra confirms that a UK-Faroe deal has been concluded

    20th April 2023

    Fishing opportunities worth £5m to UK – and hope of a resolution in the Special Area licensing dispute Defra has confirmed that a coastal states agreement between the UK and Faroe has been reached for 2023. It claims that the…

  • Scotland’s Pelagic fishing industry taking government to court

    Scotland’s Pelagic fishing industry taking government to court

    13th April 2023

    Scotland’s Pelagic fishing industry is taking the government to court over the changes introduced to the economic link provisions attached to the vessel’s licence. The action has been taken jointly by the Shetland Fish Producers’ Organisation (SFPO) and the Scottish…

  • Economic link landing into Grimsby

    Economic link landing into Grimsby

    29th March 2023

    The Wiron 6, one of the two small pelagic freezer trawlers operated through a subsidiary of the North Atlantic Fishing Company, which also operates the largest freezer trawler on the UK register, made another landing into Grimsby last week, its…

  • Norway cements key role in supply of UK seafood

    Norway cements key role in supply of UK seafood

    16th March 2023

    The Annual UK/Norway seafood summit, held in Fishmonger’s Hall, reconvened last week after a two-year Covid hiatus. It opened with speeches from Norwegian minister for fisheries and ocean policy Bjørnar Skjæran and UK fisheries minister Mark Spencer, in front of…

  • MSC market report ‘showcases progress’

    MSC market report ‘showcases progress’

    28th February 2023

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) says that its UK and Ireland Market Report for 2022 demonstrates ‘continued progress’, reports Paul Scott. The report highlights the findings of the MSC’s latest consumer research, examines recent trends in certified product sales, and…

  • Cross-party commission seeks views on post-Brexit trading

    Cross-party commission seeks views on post-Brexit trading

    15th February 2023

    The UK Trade and Business Commission, a group whose members include MPs from all major political parties, representing all areas of the UK, has asked the fishing industry for views on how to improve market and trading conditions in the…

  • Grants awarded to train next seafood generation

    Grants awarded to train next seafood generation

    14th February 2023

    Defra confirmed last week a new round of funding awards from the UK Seafood Fund to support training initiatives in four institutions in England, from new deckie learners through to degrees for seafood processing managers. The successful completion of new…

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