Fishermen’s Mission – hardship hotline
The Fishermen’s Mission will operate a one-stop-shop for all matters relating to welfare and the wellbeing of both active and retired fishermen and their families

Fishermen’s Mission – hardship hotline

It’s no secret that the UK fishing industry has been hit hard by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the fallout affecting businesses and crews. Now the Fishermen’s Mission…

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Queensland Government’s recovery grant for tuna industry
Tuna Australia is among the recipients of grants from Government of Queensland to support export businesses hit by the pandemic. Image: Tuna Australia

Queensland Government’s recovery grant for tuna industry

A not-for-profit fisheries industry group will receive a $50,000 economic recovery grant to help tuna Queensland’s fisheries to rebound from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Minister for Agricultural Industry…

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Creed rejects fisheries sector plea for COVID-19 support
Ireland’s Voluntary Fleet Tie-up Scheme has been slammed as being unfit for purpose. Image: aquartier78/Creative Commons

Creed rejects fisheries sector plea for COVID-19 support

Irish Producer Organisations are accusing the Minister of ‘failing to recognise the gravity of unprecedented crisis.’ They claim that in rejecting impassioned appeals for specific COVID supports from a beleaguered…

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US administration announces $300 million in CARES Act Funding
The US administration has announced a $300 million relief package for US fisheries under the CARES Act. Image: NOAA

US administration announces $300 million in CARES Act Funding

‘This relief package will support America’s fishermen and our seafood sector’s recovery,’ said US Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, announcing allocation of $300 million in fisheries assistance funding provided…

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Supporting small-scale fishing during COVID-19 crisis
Chilean open-air market vendors Fernando Jorquera and Luis Solis are among those working with Future of Fish to maintain direct sales from fishermen to consumers. Image: Future of Fish

Supporting small-scale fishing during COVID-19 crisis

During a global pandemic, what happens to the world’s fishermen? Nonprofit group Future of Fish has plans for supporting fishing people and communities in this unprecedented time. The spread and…

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From the sea to the door
The MMO has opened applications for the new Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme, funding projects to help seafood businesses in England increase the supply of local seafood to domestic markets

From the sea to the door

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is accepting applications for projects that support domestic sales of locally-caught fish and shellfish from now to Monday 11th May under a a new grant…

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EU Commission approves €100 million Italian guarantee scheme
The European Commission has approved a €100 million financial lifeline for Italian businesses, including the fishing sector

EU Commission approves €100 million Italian guarantee scheme

A €100 million Italian State aid scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)has been approved by the European Commission, providing a lifeline to the agricultural, forestry, fishery and aquaculture…

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Industry welcomes EU measures to overcome the socio-economic turmoil due to COVID-19
EU institutions have acted with unprecedented speed to implement provisions to lessen the impact of Covid-19 of the fisheries sector. Image: Europêche

Industry welcomes EU measures to overcome the socio-economic turmoil due to COVID-19

The European Parliament and earlier in the week, the Council of the EU, in a co-ordinated and concerted effort, swiftly adopted their position on the European Commission proposal establishing a…

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