Morocco-EU fisheries agreement ratified
The agreement provides opportunities for 138 EU vessels to fish in Moroccan waters

Morocco-EU fisheries agreement ratified

An agreement on fisheries between the European Union and Morocco has been struck, the latest in a series of bilateral agreements and implementation protocols going back to 1988. Spanish fishing…

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EU and Guinea Bissau sign sustainable fishing partnership agreement protocol
The EU and Guinea Bissau have signed a sustainable fishing partnership agreement protocol. Image: FAO

EU and Guinea Bissau sign sustainable fishing partnership agreement protocol

The EU and Guinea Bissau have this month signed a new five-year protocol to the existing Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement (SFPA). According to the European Commission, this new protocol fully…

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EU Commission encourages Member States to ratify STCW-F
The EU Commission is encouraging member states to ratify the STCW-F convention

EU Commission encourages Member States to ratify STCW-F

The European Commission has adopted a report urging EU Member States to ratify the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessels Personnel (STCW-F Convention). The…

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UK fishing out in the cold?

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The Fishing for Leave (FFL) campaign is highlighting four words in the recently released Conservative manifesto that they believe indicates the UK’s lack of ambition to take control of UK waters following Britain’s exit from the European Union.

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Minister’s assurances on Brexit

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UK fisheries minister George Eustice has written to the NFFO to allay concerns over the British government’s plans for the UK’s departure from the European Union.

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Restored control a priority, says SFF

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Complete control of fisheries in UK waters must be restored during the Brexit negotiations, Scottish industry leaders insisted today as the government prepared to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

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Risks of Scotland heading for the door

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According to the NFFO, which represents much of the English fishing industry, regardless of the Scottish referendum result in 2014, the SNP Government in Edinburgh remains clear on its objective to lead Scotland out of the UK. This could eventually place Scotland back within the CFP.

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Brexit opportunities for coastal communities

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Speaking ahead of today’s Holyrood parliamentary debate on Brexit and Scotland’s rural economy, Scottish fishing industry leaders claim that the EU referendum has handed the Scottish fishing industry an unparalleled opportunity to deliver a significant boost to investment and employment for our fragile coastal communities.

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