Wales

  • Compulsory IVMS now in force in Wales

    Compulsory IVMS now in force in Wales

    21st February 2022

    On 15 February, Wales become the first nation in the UK to require all of its licensed commercial fishing boats to be fitted with a vessel monitoring system (VMS). There are over 350 registered under-12m fishing vessels in Wales, making…

  • £1m made available to support Welsh industry

    £1m made available to support Welsh industry

    25th January 2022

    The industry in Wales is being invited to submit applications to a £1m fund, intended primarily to help mitigate the ongoing impact of Covid, and help the industry adapt to the rapidly changing market conditions for seafood products. The funding…

  • 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…

  • Stolen Welsh engines still not recovered

    Stolen Welsh engines still not recovered

    8th December 2021

    Welsh fishermen working from the remote beach launch site of Porth Meudwy, on the Llyn peninsula, gave an update to Fishing News following the theft of six outboard engines in a single evening in October (Fishing News, 14 October, ‘Engine…

  • APPG addresses future of UK aquaculture

    APPG addresses future of UK aquaculture

    8th November 2021

    On 26 October, the APPG on Fisheries, in partnership with the Seafood 2040 programme, hosted an inclusive event discussing the UK’s aquaculture industry and how it can develop sustainably. The event was chaired by Alistair Carmichael, vice chair of the…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 18.03.21

    New Issue: Fishing News 18.03.21

    16th March 2021

      – Crewing breakthrough – Killybegs hosts international blue whiting fishery – Liferaft from missing Nicola Faith recovered – Cash help for catchers scheme opens – £1.3m support for Welsh seafood sector – No deal in sight yet on TACs…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 23.04.20

    New Issue: Fishing News 23.04.20

    21st April 2020

        – Grants for Welsh fleet – NFFO ramps up pressure for package in England – PO chief to Eustice: ‘England being left behind’ – EMFF aid for halted fishing – Frustrations in Irish fleet over Covid response delays…

  • Grants for Welsh fleet

    Grants for Welsh fleet

    20th April 2020

    Support package for Welsh fishermen Sliding scale payments to a maximum £10,000 Welsh fishermen are to get grant support from the Welsh government during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, reports Tim Oliver. The grants, described as ‘a massive boost and very…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 21.11.19

    New Issue: Fishing News 21.11.19

    19th November 2019

    – East Anglia future plan – Endeavour V & Ocean Challenge launched in Poland – ‘Manage quotas locally to save North Devon fishery’ – Wales launches its first plan for marine management – Eastern IFCA recognised for best practice –…

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