The latest issue of Hook and Net, the app-format fishing industry news and information source, focuses in its latest edition on the debacle over deep water fisheries in the North Atlantic and the long-running dispute between industry and the green lobby.
This appears to have been largely resolved with the agreement of French company Agromousquetaires that its Scapêche fishing arm will cease deep water fisheries by 2025 and instead invest in other activities. What are the implications in terms of effort displacement? Is it a coincidence that the UK government is now anxious to develop oil and gas industry activities in the areas that are so sensitive that they have to be protected from fishing effort?
Hook and Net also examines the International Labour Organisation’s Work in Fishing Convention, which is expected to have far reaching effects in lifting standards worldwide. The latest issue also contains a digest of politics and fishing industry information in a Faroese focus, plus a visit to new Danish pelagic trawler Ruth, the first twin-rigger of its kind, and speaks to a Canadian lobsterman who travelled to England in search of his perfect fishing vessel.
Published each month, Hook and Net is a free fishing industry news an information source designed for smartphone and tablet, available for download in an IOS version, an Android version and other formats.