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No deal with Norway hits whitefish fleet

10th May 2021 No access to Norwegian waters or quota transfers  Industry leaders on both sides of the Scottish border have warned of a very tough year ahead for whitefish boats after the UK and Norway failed to reach agreement on fisheries opportunities for 2021, reports Tim Oliver. No deal means UK vessels will have no access to Norwegian waters ...

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Navy patrol boats off Jersey as French threaten blockade

7th May 2021 Two Royal Navy patrol boats were stationed off Jersey on Thursday morning as a fleet of an estimated 70 to 80 French fishing vessels stood off St Helier, reports Tim Oliver. They were threatening to blockade the port in retaliation against new licence restrictions, and a French military vessel, Athos, was also reported to be heading to ...

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New issue: Fishing News 06.05.21

5th May 2021 In this issue of Fishing News, our lead story is Tim Oliver’s report on Scotland’s whitefish sector facing a crisis over quota shortages and quotas that are well out of line with stock abundance. Read all about it here. Plus the latest news and features from the UK and Irish fishing industry, including: UK rejects Boulogne blockade ...

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Shetland anger as foreign boats take over grounds

28th April 2021 Call for Scots government to act  Shetland fishermen want the Scottish government to take action against large fleets of foreign gill-netters working off Shetland, reports Tim Oliver. They say the vessels close off large areas of their traditional trawling grounds and are aggressive towards local boats. They also send all their catches back to their home countries ...

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New issue: Fishing News 29.04.21

28th April 2021 In this issue of Fishing News, our lead story is Tim Oliver’s report on Shetland fishermen wanting the Scottish government to take action against large fleets of foreign gill-netters working off Shetland, Plus the latest news and features from the UK and Irish fishing industry, including: EU group asks Brussels to reconsider LBM export ban EU withdraws ...

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Boat Of The Week: Georgina of Ladram BM 100

28th April 2021 Boat of the week, taken from Fishing News Name: Georgina of Ladram BM 100 LOA: 35.25m Built: Luyt BV, Den Oever, Holland, 2020 Type: Beam trawler Home port: Brixham 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 ...

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Boat Of The Week: Osprey WK 4

21st April 2021 Boat of the week, taken from Fishing News Name: Osprey WK 4 LOA: 20.25m Built: Parkol Marine Engineering, Whitby, 2020 Type: Vivier-crabber Home port: Scrabster 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 fishingnews.ed@kelsey.co.uk Check ...

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New Issue: Fishing News 22.04.21

20th April 2021 In this issue of Fishing News, our lead story is Tim Oliver’s report on the government setting provisional TACs for UK-EU shared stocks for the remainder of 2021, or until an agreement is reached with the EU Plus the latest news and features from the UK and Irish fishing industry, including: Extra quota allocation method for England announced ...

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Situations Vacant: Fishing News features writer needed

20th April 2021 Fishing News is looking to recruit a features writer to cover the south and west of the UK. The ideal candidate would be based in the southern half of England or Wales. We are looking for someone with commercial fishing experience and expertise who can research and write features about the current industry, to include in-depth reports ...

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Provisional 2021 TACs set as talks continue

19th April 2021 ‘Industry needs certainty’ says DEFRA  The government has set provisional TACs for UK-EU shared stocks for the remainder of 2021, or until an agreement is reached with the EU, reports Tim Oliver. Provisional TACs had been set up to 14 April, and the new 2021 TACs supersede these catch limits. DEFRA said then that if agreement on ...

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