Commission’s proposal to mitigate COVID-19 impacts welcomed
The European Commission has put forward proposals for measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus

Commission’s proposal to mitigate COVID-19 impacts welcomed

The European Commission has published a legislative package in response to the severe economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the fishing industry, unlocking existing EU funding and market schemes…

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£1.5 million lifeline for Northern Ireland fishing industry
A support package has been announced by DEARA for Northern Ireland’s fishing industry. Image: trawlerphotos

£1.5 million lifeline for Northern Ireland fishing industry

Northern Ireland’s Fisheries Minister Edwin Poots has announced a £1.5 million support package for Northern Ireland’s fishing industry. The financial scheme has been announced to help support the fishing industry…

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New air freight and funding support measures boost Australian seafood
Australia’s Federal and State governments have taken measures to support the fishing industry that has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Image: WAFIC

New air freight and funding support measures boost Australian seafood

Australia’s Federal Government has also announced a funding package to support air freight to a number of high-value export markets – including the Chinese and Japanese markets that have been…

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Drastic changes – in just two weeks
Samherji’s trawler Kaldbakur. Image: Samherji

Drastic changes – in just two weeks

Markets for fresh seafood have changed dramatically, with fresh fish exports dropping significantly compared to their pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels, according to Kristján Vilhelmsson, director of vessel operations at Icelandic fishing…

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Trawl door producer adapts to meet deadlines
Thyborøn Trawldoor has taken rapid steps to adapt to government restrictions, as is so far keeping to its delivery deadlines

Trawl door producer adapts to meet deadlines

This week Danish trawl door manufacturer Thyborøn Trawldoor is shipping new doors to customers in the USA, Scotland, Canada, the Russian Far East and Spain, after having made some radical…

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Does UK government aid hit the target?
UK government aid for those in employment does not apply to self-employment, which includes share fishermen

Does UK government aid hit the target?

As the UK government announced a financial package to alleviate the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic, with the largest proportion set aside for loans to struggling companies, as well as…

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EU enables Member States to support fisheries sector
The new Temporary Framework clears the way for state aid up to a €120,000 per undertaking in the fishery and aquaculture sectors

EU enables Member States to support fisheries sector

As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads and continue to present a serious health hazard, many parts of the EU economy are experiencing major disruption. Fishing and aquaculture have been among the…

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Cornish seafood right to the door
Seafood Cornwall is working to connect merchants and customers as fish prices slumped. Image: Nina Constable

Cornish seafood right to the door

Seafood Cornwall’s #FishToYourDoor initiative is bringing together fish merchants and customers across the country to support our fishermen through the coronavirus crisis. Co-ordinated by Seafood Cornwall, a new service is…

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