Monthly Archives: August 2020

Green pressure on Scots | Fishing News

31st August 2020 Greens push for radical changes in Scottish fisheries   SFF: Report ‘not realistic and wrong approach’ Leading green groups have made calls for more highly protected marine areas in Scottish waters, low-impact fishing by 2021, restrictions on heavy mobile gear in inshore waters, cameras on all boats, and a reallocation of fishing licences, reports Tim Oliver. WWF, ...

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Fly the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day

28th August 2020 Seafarers UK is calling on flagpole owners across the UK to support the charity’s annual ‘Fly the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day’ campaign. With no public flag-hoisting ceremonies being encouraged this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Seafarers UK is asking local authorities, councils, businesses and organisations with flagpoles at their headquarters or other premises to ...

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Boat of the Week: Harvest Hope PD 120

26th August 2020 Once more bringing you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News Name: Harvest Hope PD 120 LOA: 33.75m Built: Riverside Fabrications Ltd, East Looe  1999 Type: Single-rig whitefish stern trawler Home port: Peterhead We’ll be back next week with our latest boat focus. Got some pictures of your own to share? It can be an ...

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SCFF legal challenge | Fishing News

17th August 2020 Creel men make legal move on Skye fisheries pilot Application for judicial review of ‘creel only’ trial rejection A Scottish fishermen’s association representing creel fishermen has mounted a legal challenge to Marine Scotland over its rejection of a proposal for a ‘creel only’ pilot fishery in the Western Isles, reports Tim Oliver. The Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation ...

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Shellfish boost plans | Fishing News

10th August 2020 Shellfish group plans equality with whitefish and pelagic sectors Aim to end ‘poor cousin’ status The shellfish sector in England, Wales and Northern Ireland remains ‘determined to break out of its poor cousin status by comparison with the attention given to TAC whitefish and pelagic fisheries’. This was the view expressed at a recent meeting, held remotely, ...

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NTZs report slammed | Fishing News

3rd August 2020 Industry blasts report proposing NTZ network Green ‘zealots’ ignore fishermen’s livelihoods The English fishing industry has launched a lacerating attack on proposals to introduce highly protected marine areas (HPMAs) in England, in which all fishing and other activities would be banned, and on the report which recommends the areas, reports Tim Oliver. The proposals were spelled out ...

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