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Industry and government are to come together at a new conference later this year to examine the future of management approaches aimed at realising the full benefits of UK inshore fisheries

Conference to examine UK inshore fisheries

The Future of Our Inshore Fisheries Conference, set to take place in London on 8-9th October, is expected to bring together fishermen, policy makers, regulators and researchers to discuss issues concerning…

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Read more about the article Strengthening Iceland’s coastal fishery
The fish available to small-scale vessels in Iceland under the coastal fishery regime has been increased from 10,200 tonnes last year to 11,000 tonnes this year as the system has been overhauled and simplified

Strengthening Iceland’s coastal fishery

The Icelandic Parliament has passed a bill concerning the days at sea available to small-scale fishing vessels operating under the coastal fishery regime, designed to increase safety at sea and…

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Irish inshore sector’s industry-led strategy

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has launched the Strategy for the Irish Inshore Fisheries Sector 2019-2023 on behalf of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum. The Strategy is designed to frame the work of the Inshore Fisheries Forums over the next number of years and represents the first time the inshore fisheries sector has developed its own sector-specific plan.

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EMFF must maintain support for small-scale fishing, says LIFE

European small-scale fishing body LIFE has called on MEPs to reject amendments 10, 19, and 39, which it claims will expand the definition of small-scale fisheries and create an uneven playing field across Europe. According to LIFE, the simple definition of under 12 metres and fishing with passive gears offers a basic clarity and comparability across the EU.

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Canary Islands one-by-one tuna fishermen join IPNLF

A non-profit tuna producer organisation based on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands has become the latest Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF). Organización de Productores de Túnidos y Pesca Fresca (Optuna No 42) represents the interests of the pole-and-line tuna fishery of the Canary Islands, and has been supporting local fishermen and coastal communities in the region for more than a hundred years.

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