Russian Crab put more than 40 million rubles into Covid-19 prevention
The Russian Crab Company has successfully prevented the spread of Covid-19 on board its vessels. Image: Russian Crab Company

Russian Crab put more than 40 million rubles into Covid-19 prevention

Funds were allocated during 2020 for Covid tests for employees, observation facilities for ship crews, providing face masks, medical gloves, protective equipment, disinfectants, thermometers and air disinfection, as well as disinfection of…

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First licences issued for UK 6-12 zone
The first licences have been allocated to French fishing vessels to operate in the UK 6-12 mile zone

First licences issued for UK 6-12 zone

The first round of licences for French vessels to operate within the UK’s 6-12 mile zone, as finalised during the trade agreement announced on Christmas Eve, has been issued. The…

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Falkland Islands introduces changes to ITQ rights
New requirements for joint ventures demand 51% Falklands ownership

Falkland Islands introduces changes to ITQ rights

The Falkland Islands government has announced changes to its ITQ arrangements, offering current rights holders the option of a new 25-year rights period, even though the current rights remain valid…

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EU and Greenland strike fisheries agreement
The EU and Greenland have reached agreement on a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement

EU and Greenland strike fisheries agreement

The EU and Greenland have concluded negotiations for a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA) and a new protocol that will strengthen fisheries co-operation for the next four years with…

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Danish fishermen prepare for sellout
Danish fishing relies on UK waters for 40% of catches and 30% of its turnover

Danish fishermen prepare for sellout

Leading figures in the Danish Fishermen’s Association and the Danish Pelagic Producers’ Organisation are prepared for a disastrous Brexit outcome, and have responded to reports in the Irish mdeia that…

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Managing wild wrasse fisheries
Controls are being introduced to manage harvesting of wild wrasse. Image: Marine Scotland

Managing wild wrasse fisheries

Mandatory controls over the harvesting of wild wrasse for managing sea lice in the salmon farming industry have been announced by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing. The new measures are…

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Ireland’s fishing community needs targeted income supports
Sinn Féin spokesperson on fisheries Pádraig Mac Lochlainn. Image: Sinn Fein

Ireland’s fishing community needs targeted income supports

Sinn Féin spokesperson on fisheries Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has raised the need for specific income and social protection supports to be examined for Ireland’s fishing community by the Department of…

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