Trade and tariff data with interactive tool
The new interactive tool gives businesses easy access to UK seafood trade and tariff data for the first time

Trade and tariff data with interactive tool

An online system allowing businesses easy access seafood trade and tariff data has been launched to assist seafood importers and exporters in the UK. The Seafish Trade and Tariff Tool has been…

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Value boost in red prawn extract
Rossi di Mazara is fully utilising heads of the red prawns that its two trawlers catch. Image: Rossi di Mazara

Value boost in red prawn extract

Sicilian fishing company Rossi di Mazara is turning waste into value, fully utilising heads of the red prawns that its two trawlers catch in the Mediterranean. Rossi di Mazara’s two…

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SeaWise monitors stability
SeaWise constantly monitors a vessel’s stability and provides an indication of risks

SeaWise monitors stability

An innovative stability monitor that enhances the safety of fishing vessels is now available for fishermen throughout the UK, Ireland, and other European countries. SeaWise has been developed by Scottish…

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13th ItechMer looking promising
ItechMer is held in the French port of Lorient, which has a strong tradition of fishing, processing, shipbuilding and ship repair

13th ItechMer looking promising

Held every second year in the port of Lorient in Brittany, ItechMer is the only dedicated fishing industry even held in France and with six months to go, this year’s…

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Electric winches for twin-rigger/fly-shooters
The winches for Neeltje were tested at Naust Marine in Vigo before delivery to the Nodosa yard. Image: Naust Marine

Electric winches for twin-rigger/fly-shooters

Naust Marine has delivered a package of electric winches and a control system for a new twin-rigger/seine netter under construction at Nodosa for Dutch owners, and is working on a…

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Electronic Monitoring: A Culture of Co-operation or Surveillance?

As the UK government is poised to extend the use of vessel monitoring systems (VMS) across the inshore fleet in England, recent experience with electronic monitoring systems (EMS) illustrates two very different trajectories for fisheries management, and the NFFO has examined the situation to set out the complexities of electronic monitoring of fishing vessels and the pitfalls that have to be avoided.

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