Supply chain group launches policy FIP in drive for long-term pelagics management
NAPA has started the clock on three-year countdown to certification-ready pelagic fisheries

Supply chain group launches policy FIP in drive for long-term pelagics management

The North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA) – a collective of 50 retailers and supply chain businesses working together to secure sustainable management of key pelagic stocks – has started…

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Mackerel still scarce – for the moment
Kap and Huginn started early searching for mackerel this year. Image: VSV

Mackerel still scarce – for the moment

Two Westman Islands pelagic vessels, Kap and Huginn, have been searching for mackerel with little success so far. ‘The water is pretty cold, eight to nine degrees on the surface.…

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Burden sharing crucial for Irish industry’s survival
Mackerel worth €26 million annually has been handed to the UK by Ireland under the Brexit arrangements

Burden sharing crucial for Irish industry’s survival

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has made a furious response to suggestions from the European Commission that there would be no reallocation of fish stocks between EU countries to ease…

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KFO demands compensation on mackerel
The KFO is set to seek an uplift in its mackerel quota to offset losses under the EU-UK deal

KFO demands compensation on mackerel

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has said that repeated guarantees given to Irish fishermen have effectively been shredded under the Brexit deal reached between the EU and the UK. According…

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2021 pelagic recommendations: herring up, mackerel down
ICES has recommended reductions to mackerel, blue whiting and horse mackerel quotas next year, but a 24% increase in Atlanto-Scandian herring

2021 pelagic recommendations: herring up, mackerel down

ICES has announced its 2021 North-Eastern Atlantic quota recommendations for mackerel, Atlanto-Scandian herring, horse mackerel and blue whiting. The recommendation is for mackerel to be set at 852,284, an 8%…

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