Ownership change at pelagic processor
Scandic Pelagic Ellös AB becomes Sweden Pelagic AB

Ownership change at pelagic processor

All of the shares in Swedish pelagic processor Scandic Pelagic’s operations in Sweden have been acquired by Västkustfisk SVC AB. Scandic Pelagic Ellös AB has changes its name to Sweden…

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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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First Finnish fishery enters MSC assessment

The Finnish Fishermen's Association has entered the Baltic herring and sprat fishery into full assessment to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) Fisheries Standard. The fishery represents more than 90% Finland’s marine catch and is the first Finnish fishery to enter MSC assessment.

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European Commission’s Baltic proposals for 2017

The European Commission has set out proposals for Baltic fisheries for 2017, with a big increase in plaice, increases in sprat and some herring fisheries, but no decisions on western or eastern Baltic cod for next year.

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Sweden extends quota system for Baltic pelagics

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SaWM) closed fishing for herring and sprat in the northern Baltic last month, but has opened the fishery for Gulf of Bothnia by allocating individual quotas for vessels of 15 metres and over, announced Marie Ingerup of the Department for Fisheries Management.

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