Monthly Archives: February 2021

Jeff Paladino

Artist name: Jeff Paladino Jeff Paladino is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia and currently resides in Vermont. He began singing at the age of four in Church. Jeff had his first real band at 20, and opened for major talent, George Jones, Lorrie Morgan, Joe Diffie and Wade Hayes to name a few. During Jeff’s time with The Smokin45’s, he ...

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Fight to break free of CFP

22nd February 2021 EU tries to bind UK to CFP in fisheries talks Major battle as EU tries to undermine UK The EU is trying to dilute the UK’s rights as a sovereign coastal state and to bind the UK into the CFP – both its existing rules and any future rules, reports Tim Oliver. This is the claim being ...

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Boat of the Week: Vigilant SO 109

18th February 2021 Boat of the week, taken from Fishing News Name: Vigilant SO 109LOA: 53.06mBuilt: Flekkefjord Slipp & Maskinfabrikk, Norway 1995Type: Midwater pair-trawlerHome port: Killybegs, Co Donegal Got some pictures of your own to share? It can be an image of anything related to the commercial fishing industry and there are prizes up for grabs! Send your snaps to ...

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Zero for boats from £23M

16th February 2021 £23m exports support scheme opens – but struggling catchers not eligible The £23m compensation fund for exporters who have been hit by the severe problems affecting seafood exports is open for applications, reports Tim Oliver. The UK-wide Seafood Disruption Support Scheme, announced on 19 January, will provide up to £23m of financial assistance to businesses that suffered a ...

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New Issue: Fishing News 18.02.21

16th February 2021 – Zero for boats from £23M – Fantastic seamanship rescues crewmen & Opportunus IV – Applications open for £5.45m Scots shellfish fund – New Scots exports taskforce – Man dies after incident on SW beamer – AIFCA appoints new national lead training officer – France-based expert to aid Scottish seafood exporters – Yorkshire shellfish exporter closes due ...

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Mission reaches out to fishermen

13th February 2021 Communication is key to the Fishermen’s Mission’s work, and a new initiative aims to bolster that, reports John Periam. “We can only provide support if we know it is needed,” said Ali Godfrey, the Mission’s director of business development. “Fishermen are proud people and often keep any worries to themselves. We at the Mission are there to ...

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New Issue: Fishing News 11.02.21

9th February 2021   – Industry exports crisis – New Faithful emerges at Macduff – Towed gear ban looms in four MPAs – £7.5m for Scottish seafood sector – Three men and vessel lost off North Wales – Glass eel exporting business facing ruin – Irish scallop fishermen seek derogation on UK-landed catches – DEFRA working to unblock EU bivalves ...

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Exports crisis is ‘worst in industry history’

8th February 2021 Scots leader tells PM: ‘We need immediate help’ A Scottish west coast industry leader has warned that the industry in the region, and elsewhere in Scotland and the UK, is facing disaster unless it receives urgent financial support, reports Tim Oliver. Simon Macdonald, chairman of the West Coast Regional Inshore Fisheries Group, has written to Boris Johnson ...

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Going digital for auctions in 2021

5th February 2021 Aucxis reports that its KOSMOS digital auction systems are bedding in well for the auctions in Shetland and Newlyn. KOSMOS is a platform in the cloud that allows easy real-time purchase and sale to the highest bidder on a lot by lot basis. In August last year, Shetland Seafood Auctions (SSA) combined the implementation of KOSMOS and ...

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New Issue: Fishing News 04.02.21

2nd February 2021   – Live mollusc exports ban – No cash for fishermen from £23m exports fund – Scots appoint export experts – DEFRA: ‘Crab claws can be exported’ – Duguid: Export problems ‘steadily improving’ – Report on Irish MPAs urges ‘respectful’ consultation – PO chief: TACs for non-quota species coming – Controversial Irish penalty points system now in ...

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