Monthly Archives: May 2021

MPAs displacement warning – but no policies to deal with it, warns NFFO

25th May 2021 The government is intent on a reckless ‘gung-ho’ approach to the implementation of MPAs in English waters that will lead unavoidably to serious displacement of fishing activities, reports Tim Oliver. But there is no policy to deal with the displacement, and its consequences.  This is the view of the NFFO in an excoriating document that warns of ...

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Boat Of The Week: Ocean Challenge LK 253

26th May 2021 Boat of the week, taken from Fishing News Name: Ocean Challenge LK 253 LOA: 28.50m Built: Mooney Boats Ltd, Killybegs, 2020 Type: Twin-rig stern trawler Home port: Lerwick 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 ...

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Gougeon replaces Ewing as Scottish fisheries minister

25th May 2021 Mairi Gougeon has been named as the new Scottish cabinet secretary for rural affairs and islands.  The post includes responsibility for fisheries, aquaculture, agriculture, and food and drink policy, as well as cross-government co-ordination of policies for island communities. She replaces Fergus Ewing, who left the government in the cabinet reshuffle that followed the SNP’s victory in ...

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Last chance to take part in the Fishing News readers’ survey

25th May 2021 The 1 June deadline for the Fishing News readers’ survey is fast approaching, but there’s still time to have your say. Click the link here. We’ve had an amazing response to the survey since we launched it last month – thank you to everyone who has filled it out so far! – but we still need to ...

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Situations Vacant: North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

18th May 2021 North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority is one of ten authorities covering the English coast. Our primary statutory function is to manage the sustainable exploitation of sea fisheries resources.  This is delivered through the monitoring of activities and enforcement of appropriate management measures including local and national regulations. As an Authority, we are proud of the ...

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Irish industry expresses no confidence in SFPA

20th May 2021 The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) is not fit for purpose and needs to be reset as a matter of urgency, according to representatives of Ireland’s fishing and fish processing industry.  “The catch weighing fiasco is the final straw for frustrated fishermen,” said a joint statement issued on behalf of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation, Irish Fish Producers’ Organisation, ...

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Boat Of The Week: Resolute BF 50

19th May 2021 Boat of the week, taken from Fishing News Name: Resolute BF 50 LOA: 69.8m Built: Astilleros Balenciaga SA, Zumaia, Spain, 2020 Type: Midwater trawler Home port: Fraserburgh 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 ...

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Jersey fleet tied up as French block landings and exports

19th May 2021 Brussels backs France as UK stands by Jersey  Jersey’s fishing fleet is tied up, as fishermen in French ports are obstructing landings by Jersey vessels and ports are refusing to take exports of Jersey shellfish, reports Tim Oliver. Tensions between Jersey and France intensified as authorities in three French ports – Granville, Carteret and Diélette – formally ...

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Boat Of The Week: Reliance III BF 800

12th May 2021 Boat of the week, taken from Fishing News Name: Reliance III BF 800 LOA: 20.4m Built: Parkol Marine Engineering, Whitby (2020) Type: Twin-rig trawler Home port: Fraserburgh 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 ...

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£336,000 support scheme for Lough Neagh fishermen

14th May 2021 DAERA minister Edwin Poots has announced a funding package of £336,000 to support vessels operating in the Lough Neagh eel and scale fishery, in recognition of reduced market demand due to Covid-19 in 2020. It brings the total support directed towards Northern Ireland’s fisheries sector throughout the pandemic to £3.4m, after £2.64m was allocated to the sea-fishing ...

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