Monthly Archives: September 2020

SSA: Seafish must change | Fishing News

28th September 2020 Seafish and Seafood Scotland ‘must be reviewed’ Overlap is hitting marketing, say Scots processors Scotland’s seafood processors are demanding an urgent review into the role of Seafish and Seafood Scotland, reports Tim Oliver. The Scottish Seafood Association (SSA), which represents processors in Scotland, says that Seafish has become remote to many in the sector. In a paper ...

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Prawn sector needs help  

21st September 2020 Scots leaders press for help for prawn sector   Little prospect of early market recovery   Scottish industry leaders are exploring with the Scottish government ways to help the struggling Nephrops sector, reports Tim Oliver. Demand plummeted due to Covid-19, and although it has recovered a little, the sector is still struggling, in North East England and ...

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Boat of the Week: Artemis BF 60

16th September 2020 Each week we bring you the boat of the week, taken from Fishing News Name: Artemis BF 60LOA: 64mBuilt: West Contractors, Ølensvåg, Norway 2003Type: Midwater trawlerHome port: Fraserburgh We’ll be back next week with our latest boat focus. Got some pictures of your own to share? It can be an image of anything related to the commercial fishing industry ...

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Green threat to fisheries bill

14th September 2020 Big buyers back damaging changes to fisheries bill Industry anger at lack of consultation with catchers A powerful alliance of 22 major supermarkets and seafood processors are pressing the government to adopt major green amendments to the new fisheries bill that would seriously damage the catching sector if they go through, reports Tim Oliver. The Sustainable Seafood ...

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Plan to turn iconic Donegal boat into work of art

11th September 2020 In 1977, the late Donegal fisherman Eddie ‘Beag’ Gillespie towed his boat Cara na Mara ashore because she needed two planks replaced. Forty-three years later, she is still on Magheraclogher beach near Bunbeg – and the community is raising the money to transform what has become a much-loved local landmark into a work of art. Cara na ...

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Women in fishing in the spotlight

9th September 2020 Fifty percent of potential new recruits to the fishing industry are being lost because women do not, by and large, want to make a career in the industry, reports Tim Oliver. This was one of the comments made in a Fathom podcast that looked at the role of women in the fishing industry. A number of women ...

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SITUATIONS VACANT: Reliable and hardworking skipper required to fish 25m freezer trawler, south and west coast of Ireland.

5th September 2020 Reliable and hardworking skipper required to fish 25m freezer trawler, south and west coast of Ireland. 2weeks on, 2weeks off. Must have experience. Excellent salary and conditions on offer to suitable candidate. Email: mmcrooney@msn.com Or call (+353) 877652284

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