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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Exploring regional initiative benefits to UK fishing
A well-attended All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fisheries webinar explored regional initiative benefits to UK fishing

Exploring regional initiative benefits to UK fishing

An All Party Parliamentary Group on Fisheries webinar held last week was attended by a record number of attendees. Presented by an expert panel, and attended by interested MPs, Peers,…

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MSC: No agreement – No certification
Continued MSC certification for Atlanto-Scandian herring is under threat

MSC: No agreement – No certification

North Atlantic fisheries for Atlanto-Scandian herring are threatened with the loss of crucial MSC certification due to what the MSC sees as longstanding failures to reach international agreement on catch…

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NAFO cuts cod quota – welcomes new member
A 1500 tonne cod quota has been set for NAFO area 3M in 2021

NAFO cuts cod quota – welcomes new member

This year’s meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fishery Organisation (NAFO) took place online, and the key subject for discussion was area 3M. The scientific advice was for a drastic reduction…

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Norway and UK agree on fisheries co-operation
Norway’s minister of fisheries Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen and the UK ambassador to Norway Richard Wood linked up with London to sign the UK’s first fisheries agreement in forty years. Image: government.no

Norway and UK agree on fisheries co-operation

Norway and the United Kingdom have signed a new framework agreement on fisheries co-operation enabling both parties to agree to on the exchange fishing quotas as well as mutual access…

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