North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group established
The newly-established North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group has been set up in the UK, and its membership now includes European processors and retailers

North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group established

A UK-based supply chain led initiative, focused on driving improvements to the management of the North East Atlantic fisheries for mackerel, herring and blue whiting has been established. The formal…

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Additional quota for Scottish inshore fishing
Scotland has made additional quota, including 800 tonnes of mackerel, available to vessels which usually target shellfish

Additional quota for Scottish inshore fishing

Scottish inshore fishermen who usually target shellfish are now be able to diversify into new markets and access fishing opportunities worth up to £2 million. The package aimed at helping…

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APPG explores socio-economic solutions for UK fishing communities
Speakers on socio-economic impacts fishing communities at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fisheries were Deborah Layde, Arina Morova and Griffin Carpenter. Image: APPG

APPG explores socio-economic solutions for UK fishing communities

Parliamentarians and fisheries sector representatives met in Westminster to discuss the socio-economic challenges and opportunities facing fishing UK communities. The Social and Economic Sustainability event, arranged by the All Party…

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University dedicated to small-scale fishing
Small-scale fishing accounts for 60% of seagoing jobs in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions

University dedicated to small-scale fishing

The General Fisheries Council of the Mediterranean (GFCM) is launching a university devoted to small-scale fisheries. The SSF University will offer workshops and training courses to small-scale fishing people and…

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Catch App under fire

The controversy over the Catch App rolled out by the UK authorities for small-scale fishermen to declare landing figures continues. According to the MMO, improvements have been made to the…

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First steps in regulating Arctic fisheries
The Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean aims to put science first in managing emerging fisheries in the Arctic. Image: NOAA

First steps in regulating Arctic fisheries

The ten signatories to the Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean met earlier this month earlier to discuss science-based management of fisheries in Arctic…

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Shetland fishermen’s concerns over sustainability approach
Shetland Fishermen’s Association has raised concerns over methodologies for assessing sustainability. Image: Shetland Fishermen

Shetland fishermen’s concerns over sustainability approach

Serious doubts have been raised about the way systems for the sustainability of fish stocks is assessed. According to an expert paper produced by the Shetland Fishermen’s Association, arbitrary targets…

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Collaboration is the key to managing hake stocks
South Africa and Namibia are encouraged by an international panel to collaborate on management of deep-sea hake stocks. Image: Sea Harvest

Collaboration is the key to managing hake stocks

A panel of five international fisheries experts has encouraged South Africa to work more closely with neighbouring Namibia in managing deep-water hake stocks. The experts, who spent a week in…

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‘Worst fears’ of Irish fishermen confirmed
Irish fishermen rely on UK waters for a substantial proportion of nephrops and mackerel catches

‘Worst fears’ of Irish fishermen confirmed

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has expressed its bemusement at the UK Fisheries Bill published today. This proposes denying Irish fishermen automatic access to UK waters, and would have catastrophic…

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Active fishermen join inshore fisheries steering group
Six working fishermen from around the UK have joined the steering group of the Future of Our Inshore Fisheries project

Active fishermen join inshore fisheries steering group

Six active fishermen from around the UK are joining the steering group of the Future of Our Inshore Fisheries project as it moves into its next phase. The six all…

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