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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Murmansk plans new fishing terminal
The port of Murmansk. Image: Wikipedia/Martin Lie

Murmansk plans new fishing terminal

Russia's Federal Agency for Fisheries is examining plans for a new fishing terminal in the port of Murrmansk to serve the fishing fleet and for shipping seafood production. The Agency’s…

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Vladivostok takes top spot

The port of Vladivostok has increased its throughput of seafood products landed by 29% compared to the same period in 2017, taking the position as Russia’s top fish port as 157,700 tonnes of fish have been transshipped across its quays in the first seven months of this year.

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Skagen breaks records

Denmark’s busiest fishing port, Skagen, saw landings worth DKK992 million (€123.80 million) last year, the largest figure since it became an autonomous port back in 2001. The figures firmly cement Skagen’s place as top Danish port.

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New president for top French fishing port

After 25 years serving the port community, Maurice Benoish, the current president of SEM Lorient-Keroman which manages and operates the fishing port of Lorient and its ship repair facilities, has decided to step down. The twelve directors have elected Jean-Paul Solaro to take over as the port’s new president

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New cold store and processing plant for Makhachkala

The Russian Caspian Sea port of Makhachkala is about to be developed with infrastructure for receiving, processing and storage of not less than 150,000 tonnes of fish annually. The deal has been struck between FGUP Natrbresurs and LLC Construction and assembly department No 12 (Republic of Dagestan), which bid for the lease agreement for the state-owned port.

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UK ports call for bold vision from ministers

The British Ports Association has published new research revealing post-Brexit challenges and opportunities for UK fishing ports, stating that a domestic successor to EMFF is critical to transition, while landings vital to strengthening the economic link between UK resources and communities.

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