UK

  • SNP: Brexit ‘a disaster’ for Scottish industry

    SNP: Brexit ‘a disaster’ for Scottish industry

    25th January 2023

    SNP MPs have condemned the UK government for the negative impact of Brexit on the Scottish fisheries sector, reports Tim Oliver. In a Westminster debate last week, Alyn Smith, shadow SNP spokesman on Europe, told Alister Jack, secretary of state…

  • SW ‘to lose over £2m’ from UK-EU deal

    SW ‘to lose over £2m’ from UK-EU deal

    9th January 2023

    The English South West fishing industry stands to lose over £2m-worth of fishing opportunities as a result of the UK-EU fishing agreement for 2023 on shared stocks, according to the Cornish FPO (CFPO). The PO says there has also been…

  • 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%…

  • UK-Norway deal: industry disputes claims of ‘success’

    UK-Norway deal: industry disputes claims of ‘success’

    8th December 2022

    Statements from both the UK fisheries minister and the Scottish cabinet secretary for rural affairs claiming a successful outcome to negotiations with Norway on 2023 fishing opportunities were given a less than warm reception by many in the fishing industry…

  • NGO invites fishers to crab and lobster symposium

    NGO invites fishers to crab and lobster symposium

    15th November 2022

    In support of wider moves across the UK to develop management plans for crab and lobster, fisheries NGO Blue Marine is hosting a one-day online symposium on 16 November, bringing together fishermen, fisheries managers and scientists from across the UK…

  • Climate change and the future of fisheries

    Climate change and the future of fisheries

    25th August 2022

    Dr John K Pinnegar, director of the International Marine Climate Change Centre, Cefas presents an overview of the complex implications of the changing climate for fishermen With the UK experiencing some of the warmest weather on record, powerful images of…

  • Seafish launches 2022 Fleet Survey

    Seafish launches 2022 Fleet Survey

    19th July 2022

    Seafish has launched its annual survey of the UK fishing fleet, reports Paul Scott. Its researchers will be visiting fishing ports around the UK over the course of the summer to conduct interviews for the survey, which began in Peterhead…

  • ‘Disgraceful’ move by Norway after failed ministerial meeting

    ‘Disgraceful’ move by Norway after failed ministerial meeting

    4th July 2022

    The UK whitefish and pelagic sectors have been dealt a further blow with the latest news from Norway, reports Andy Read. The recent meeting in London between Norwegian fisheries minister Bjørnar Skjæran and UK minister Victoria Prentis, which was followed…

  • Five pilot no-take zones in English waters

    Five pilot no-take zones in English waters

    30th June 2022

    Defra has announced proposals for the first of a number of highly protected marine areas (HPMAs) in English waters where all fishing will be banned – effectively ‘no-take zones’, reports Tim Oliver. The setting up of a network of HMPAs…

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