EU workforce is ‘essential’ for Scotland’s economy
Around 4500 people from other EU countries are employed in the Scottish fishing industry

EU workforce is ‘essential’ for Scotland’s economy

Continued opportunities for EU citizens to live and work in Scotland are essential to rural and coastal Scotland’s continued success and sustainability, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has said, highlighting…

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Cook Islands and the FFA look to strengthen co-operation
Dr. Manu Tupou-Roosen with Cook Islands PM Hon. Henry Puna. Image: FFA

Cook Islands and the FFA look to strengthen co-operation

Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Director-General (DG) Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen has visited Rarotonga to discuss current and future co-operation between the Cook Islands and the Honiara based FFA Secretariat. Dr Tupou-Roosen…

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European industry warns against CITES listing of shortfin mako shark
Europêche is arguing against inclusion of shortfin mako in the CITES Appendix II listing. Image: NOAA

European industry warns against CITES listing of shortfin mako shark

European fishing industry body Europêche is pushing for the EU Council not not put its weight behind the inclusion of shortfin mako shark in the CITES Appendix II listing, ahead…

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Strengthening Iceland’s coastal fishery
The fish available to small-scale vessels in Iceland under the coastal fishery regime has been increased from 10,200 tonnes last year to 11,000 tonnes this year as the system has been overhauled and simplified

Strengthening Iceland’s coastal fishery

The Icelandic Parliament has passed a bill concerning the days at sea available to small-scale fishing vessels operating under the coastal fishery regime, designed to increase safety at sea and…

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Vestmannaey afloat
Vestmannaey afloat at the Vard shipyard. Image: Síldarvinnslan

Vestmannaey afloat

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The first of a series of innovative new trawlers being built in Norway for Icelandic companies has been launched at Vard’s Aukra yard. According to Bergur-Huginn fleet manager Guðmundur Alfreðsson,…

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Piriou establishes Côte d’Ivoire shiprepair company
Staff at Piriou Côte d’Ivoire, the latest in the French ship repair and shipbuilding group’s chain of yards serving the fishing and other maritime sectors. Image: Piriou Group

Piriou establishes Côte d’Ivoire shiprepair company

French shipbuilding and repair group Piriou has established itself in Côte d’Ivoire by acquiring a majority stake in Abidjan ship repair facility Marine Industrie Service (MIS), rebranding the company Piriou…

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Peterhead leads the way on Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme
Peterhead Port harbourmaster John Forman was presented with the RFPS certificate by Jimmy Buchan, chair of the Scottish Seafood Association and Seafish board member. Image: Seafish

Peterhead leads the way on Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme

Peterhead leads the way in raising standards as it becomes the first port to receive the new Seafish seafood certification under the Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme (RPFS). Following the successful…

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Attacks on fishing vessels – pirates held
Five pirates are being held and 23 hostages were freed during the response to the first notable instance of piracy in the region since last year. Image: EU NavFor

Attacks on fishing vessels – pirates held

Spanish and Korean fishing vessels encountered pirates while operating off East Africa, and EU NavFor has confirmed that five suspected pirates have are being held and 23 hostages have been…

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Voisinage agreement reinstated
The reinstatement of the voisinage agreement comes as a relief to the inshore fleet. Image: Sea Source NI

Voisinage agreement reinstated

The voisinage agreement between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, covering access to fishing grounds inside six miles, and which twenty fishing vessels in Northern Ireland rely on, has…

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Type 23: Love at first sight
Hrafn Sveinbjarnarson's skippers were determined to keep the Type 23 Bluestream doors on board. Image: Thyborøn Trawldoor

Type 23: Love at first sight

It was practically love at first sight when a pair of Thyborøn Type 23 Bluestream doors were delivered to Icelandic factory trawler Hrafn Sveinbjarnarson. Now the test set are on…

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