Shetland’s fishermen lash out at CFP
The Shetland Fishermen’s Association has reacted furiously to plans to cut North Sea cod quotas by 50% next year

Shetland’s fishermen lash out at CFP

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…

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Creating new discards

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.

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EU examines discard ban lessons

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.

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Holland takes over EU presidency

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.

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