• Uncertainty remains over iVMS timetable

    Uncertainty remains over iVMS timetable

    28th December 2021

    English and Welsh authorities have both recently confirmed their intention to roll out mandatory carriage and use of VMS to all vessels registered with them in 2022. Whilst the identities of the four iVMS units that will be approved for…

  • French fury as UK announces 6-12 licences

    French fury as UK announces 6-12 licences

    4th October 2021

    Only 12 of 47 applications granted for under-12s French officials and politicians have reacted furiously to the UK publication of a list of EU under-12m vessels that will be licensed to fish in the UK six to 12-mile zone, reports…

  • Welcome for new grants

    Welcome for new grants

    27th April 2020

    New grants welcomed but more needed No help for English over-24s and Scots whitefish fleet There has been general industry welcome for new support packages announced for the English under-24m and Scottish over-12m fleets, reports Tim Oliver. But some anomalies…

  • About Time – Trawling in the Channel from Newhaven

    About Time – Trawling in the Channel from Newhaven

    22nd March 2019

    Newhaven skipper Neil Witney and crewman Darren ‘Daz’ Fox welcomed Fishing News aboard the under-12m trawler About Time NN 8, to view a day’s fishing in the English Channel. John Periam and Geoffrey Lee report Neil Witney has been fishing…

  • VMS for under-12m fleet

    VMS for under-12m fleet

    15th October 2018

    Vessel tracking for British under-12m vessels DEFRA to start roll-out in 2019 and Scotland in 2020 All British under-12m fishing vessels operating in English and Scottish waters will have to carry electronic monitoring kit, under plans put forward by DEFRA…


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