Norway ready to close waters to EU and UK fishing
In the absence of agreements, Norwegian waters could be closed to EU and UK fishing vessels from 1st January. Image: Fiskebåt

Norway ready to close waters to EU and UK fishing

Norwegian waters could be off-limits for both EU and UK fishing vessels from 1st January, as Norway’s efforts to get the EU and UK to negotiate have so far come…

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Data collection programme calls on industry for support
The Covid pandemic brought Cefas' observer activities to a halt in March. Image: Cefas

Data collection programme calls on industry for support

Skippers in England and Wales are needed to contribute to fisheries data usually collected by scientific observers, as current Covid-19 restrictions mean that Cefas fisheries observers are not able to…

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Iceland signs fisheries MoU with UK
Icelandic Fisheries Minister Kristján Thór Júlíusson signed the MoU during a video conference with UK Fisheries Minister Victoria Prentis. Image: Atvinnuvega- og nýsköpunarráðuneytið

Iceland signs fisheries MoU with UK

Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries Kristján Thór Júlíusson and his UK counterpart Victoria Prentis have signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning future co-operation concerning fisheries. The MoU was signed during a…

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Minister’s appeal against decision to open Ireland’s six mile zone
Minister Charlie McConalogue is appealing against the High Court ruling allowing trawlers over 18m inside Ireland’s six-mile limit. Image: Charlie McConalogue

Minister’s appeal against decision to open Ireland’s six mile zone

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Charlie McConalogue has lodged an appeal against a Court decision to allow large trawlers fish inside Ireland’s six mile zone. In December 2018…

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Faroe Islands and Iceland renew fisheries treaty for 2021
The fisheries agreement between the Faroe Islands and Iceland has been extended for another year

Faroe Islands and Iceland renew fisheries treaty for 2021

Faroese Fisheries Minister Jacob Vestergaard and his Icelandic counterpart Kristján Thór Júlíusson have agreed terms for 2021 reciprocal fisheries access for blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring. ‘The fisheries treaty between…

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Faroese-UK fisheries agreement signed
The agreement has been signed by Faroese Fisheries Minister Jacob Vestergaard and UK Ambassador to Denmark Emma Hopkins. Image: Fiskimálaráðið

Faroese-UK fisheries agreement signed

The Faroe Islands and the UK have signed a fisheries framework agreement. This follows the UK’s framework agreement reached with Norway in September. The agreement was signed by Faroese Fisheries Minister…

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No evidence of three-mile limit benefits
A study by the SFF refutes claims that a three-mile limit in Scottish waters would benefit creel fishermen. Image: SFF

No evidence of three-mile limit benefits

There is no evidence that a three-mile limit around Scotland’s coastline banning fishing vessels with mobile gear would improve sustainability or raise earnings in the creel fleet, according to a…

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UK consultation on fishing opportunities
The UK government is launching consultations on how to allocate new fishing opportunities

UK consultation on fishing opportunities

The UK government is carrying out a consultation as part of plans aimed at increasing the benefits the UK and coastal communities get from fisheries. According to DEFRA, new proposals…

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