Monthly Archives: June 2021

Situations Vacant: Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners

29th June 2021 Full time Pilot Boat Coxswain/Marine Operative needed to work as part of the marine staff team. This candidate should be able to start as soon as possible, marine experience is essential due to the nature of employment. General duties to include daily upkeep of all quays and jetties, the operation and maintenance of the pilot boat as ...

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‘Opportunities ahead’ for UK fishermen, writes fisheries minister Victoria Prentis

29th June 2021 Despite the many challenges of the past year, new opportunities are opening up for the UK industry now that we are an independent coastal state, writes fisheries minister Victoria Prentis Last week I was thrilled to visit Brixham, one of the busiest fishing ports in England, and see first-hand the outstanding work carried out by our industry. ...

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Profit and turnover down as UK fleet weathers challenging year

29th June 2021 The total operating profit of the UK fishing fleet fell by almost a fifth in 2020, as the sector dealt with the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Data published on 22 June by Seafish shows that: Operating profit fell by 19%, from £264m in 2019 to £214m in 2020 Turnover, which had been above the £1bn mark ...

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Quota shortfall will leave boats struggling 

28th June 2021 Businesses ‘will look to consolidate’ A Scottish industry leader has warned that there is a big shortfall in some key quotas for whitefish vessels this year that will see some boats without enough quota to last the year, reports Tim Oliver. He does not believe there will be enough quota available from any exchanges with the EU ...

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Making Sure Of Vessel Stability And Safety

25th June 2021 John Periam gets advice from RNLI fishing safety manager Frankie Horne on the issues that can threaten vessel stability and the safety of those onboard… RNLI analysis of commercial fishing fatalities between 2007 and 2018 shows that a high number occurred due to the loss of vessel stability. There are many reasons why a vessel can capsize, ...

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Scottish taskforce meets for last time – but ‘engagement’ to continue

24th June 2021 The Scottish Seafood Exports Taskforce met for the final time last Monday, but with reassurances that ‘tailored dialogue with the fisheries sector’ will continue. The taskforce grew from consultation with the industry to address the export issues experienced after Britain left the EU. It brought together key industry representatives from the catching, processing and aquaculture segments with ...

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Fisheries minister makes ‘fact-finding’ visit to Brixham

22nd June 2021 On 15 and 16 June, fisheries minister Victoria Prentis visited Brixham to witness the work carried out by the local industry. Meeting with traders, processors and fishing industry representatives, she had the opportunity to discuss some of the issues facing the industry. The fact-finding trip began with a virtual roundtable meeting attended by local industry, where issues ...

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UK-EU deal leaves difficult issues until 2022

22nd June 2021 No catch limits on non-TAC stocks A fisheries deal for 2021 has finally been agreed with the EU, but many of the most difficult issues have been sidestepped for 2021 and referred to the new joint fisheries committees, reports Tim Oliver. TACs have been set for 70 stocks and supersede the previous provisional catch limits for 2021. ...

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David Linkie 1954-2021 | Fishing News

21st June 2021 It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our editor David Linkie passed away on Saturday, 19 June. The authoritative voice of the Scottish and North East industry in Fishing News for over 25 years, and the paper’s editor since 2015, Dave was a tireless champion of commercial fishing whose knowledge and dedication were ...

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Nathan Outlaw becomes Mission vice patron

18th June 2021 Award-winning chef Nathan Outlaw has been a keen supporter of the Fishermen’s Mission for over a decade, raising substantial sums for the charity through campaigns and events at his restaurants. At the Mission’s recent virtual AGM, it was decided to make Nathan an honorary vice patron. He joins his previous boss Rick Stein as a vice patron. ...

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