Representatives of Shetland’s fishing sector has reacted angrily to the announcement of a 50% cut in catch quotas for North Sea cod next year. The agreement reached on Friday between…
With the introduction of the landing obligation for demersal species being phased in between now and 2019, the intentions contrast starkly with the reality, and Paul Trebilcock, chief executive if the Cornish FPO, says that several brand-new discards have been brought into existence.
A seminar organised by the European Commission in Brussels this week brought together national and European policymakers, scientists, fishing industry representatives and other stakeholders to discuss first experiences with the implementation of the landing obligation. Speakers focused on lessons learnt and next steps.
Food and environment minister Eva Kjer Hansen has today informed the Danish prime minister that she is resigning from her post.
In his State of the European Union speech as the Netherlands took over the EU Presidency for the coming six months from the first of January, Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders made a brief mention of fisheries, sandwiched between agriculture and forestry.