Monthly Archives: October 2021

Seafish launches climate change campaign

29th October 2021 Seafish is urging seafood businesses across the country to get up to speed on the impacts of climate change – both on seafood businesses, and by them. In its new campaign, Seafish is highlighting the importance of both mitigation – reducing fishing’s contributions to climate change – and adaptation – preparing for and responding to the impacts ...

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Bremen expo set for February 2022

Messe Bremen is again set to be the meeting place for the German and European fishing industry when it hosts the Fish International in early 2022. From Sunday 13 to Tuesday 15 February, key topics such as sustainability will be on the agenda along with innovations from producers, retailers and the catering and hospitality industry. With over three months to ...

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Lynn Gilmore appointed Seafish director of communications

25th October 2021 Dr Lynn Gilmore has been promoted to director of communications and engagement at Seafish. In her new role from 1 November, Dr Lynn Gilmore will be responsible for the organisation’s communication and stakeholder engagement strategy, which includes the Love Seafood consumer brand. She will also join the Seafish executive team and play a role in the organisation’s ...

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Man Overboard Training Programme Resumes

A programme of training courses has restarted to make fishermen more aware of the perils of man overboard incidents. Falling overboard is the biggest single cause of workplace fatalities in the industry. To help combat this, the RNLI and Seafish, with funding secured for the Fishing Industry Safety Group, have been running man-overboard training events at environmental training pools across ...

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McConalogue announces increased fisheries funding

18th October 2021 Charlie McConalogue, the Irish minister for agriculture, food and the marine, has announced €157m for fisheries and fisheries-dependent coastal communities in his department’s 2022 budget. Further funding will be made available to the fisheries and agri-food sectors in 2022 through the EU Brexit Adjustment Reserve. Minister McConalogue said: “I am satisfied that the combination of direct financial ...

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New chair for Seafish Northern Ireland Advisory Committee

12th October 2021 Harry Wick has been appointed chair of the Seafish Northern Ireland Advisory Committee (SNIAC), taking up the role with immediate effect. Harry Wick is the chief executive of the Northern Ireland Fish Producers’ Organisation, which represents the interests of around 140 vessel owners. He also co-chairs the Northern Ireland Fishermen’s Federation, and is a member of the ...

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Industry outrage at Asda promotion of Norwegian cod

11th October 2021 ‘Kick in the teeth’ after loss of access, says skipper Seafood industry leaders outlined their frustrations this week at the launch by Asda of a promotion of imported fish from Norway, reports Andy Read. Reacting to the launch, a partnership between Asda and the Norwegian Seafood Council, Jane Sandell, chief executive of UK Fisheries, operator of the ...

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Faithful And Crystal River: Bespoke Sistership Pair-Team For Fraserburgh

9th October 2021 Identical 26.50m state-of-the-art pair-seiners from Macduff Shipyards are landmark reinvestment by longstanding pair-trawl skippers Stewart Buchan and David Cardno. The new Faithful FR 129 ran sea trials in the Moray Firth at the end of May… The delivery of the new Crystal River FR 178 to Fraserburgh skipper David Cardno on 10 September, three months after her ...

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Engine thieves target North Wales fishermen

Inshore fishermen from the historic small lobster cove of Porth Meudwy, on the Llyn peninsula in North Wales, have been left reeling after the theft of six outboard engines in a single night left the fleet there with no way of getting to sea, reports Andy Read. Coming at a time when the expected onset of autumnal gales means that ...

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2021 Seafish fleet survey researchers’ diaries: Views from the NI fleet

7th October 2021 Seafish fleet researcher Oscar Wilkie reports from Northern Ireland It was a pleasure to spend two weeks conducting the annual fleet survey in Northern Ireland. I had some fascinating discussions with skippers and vessel owners about the future of the industry in the country. Despite the obstacles faced, it was good to hear some optimism for the ...

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