The North Sea’s plaice and sole stocks are reported to be in better shape than had previously been estimated, according to ICES, with the 2020 catch recommendations for both adjusted…
The Netherlands will be pushing at this week’s December Council of Minister for a higher sole quota than that recommended by ICES, which advised a 22% reduction.
The outcomes of this year’s December Council in Brussels bring mixed fortunes for Cornish fishermen, according to CFPO chief executive Paul Trebilcock.
Dutch fishermen’s association De Nederlandse Vissersbond has welcomed the findings of a report on sustainability in fisheries commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs from Wageningen Economic Research.
After seven years of testing, Vigo fisherman Angel Rodriguez was about to give up on testing the bait developed by Vigo company Kf Iber Frost, but it turned out that it was worth persevering.
Boulogne PO FROM Nord, representing fishing vessels from distant water trawlers to inshore netters, is having to distribute sole allocations to its members cautiously this year following a 14% cut in this year’s quota.
Ejner Thomassen is normally a cheerful fisherman, but the news in January a year ago that the Kattegat sole quota had been cut by 42% due to insufficient data was painful, especially as the fish were practically queuing up to come over the rail.
The new Immanuel MDV-1 breaks plenty of the accepted rules of how a fishing vessel should look. It was built in a little over a year as a co-operative project by the Padmos and Hoekman shipyards and delivered last summer to Urk owners Klaas Kramer and Hendrik Romkes.
UK fisheries minister George Eustice has announced that from the 1st of January, British fishermen targeting demersal species including haddock, plaice and sole must land all their catches as the latest phase of the discard ban comes into force.