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Marine scheme recycles 100t of waste gear

27th July 2021 Supermarket Morrisons has extended its partnership with Odyssey Innovation for another year to continue tackling ghost fishing gear and help to protect coastal wildlife and habitats. Over the last four years, Morrisons has worked with Odyssey Innovation, which recovers and recycles waste marine plastic, to found and run the Net Regeneration Scheme, which has seen fishermen in ...

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Scrutiny of shellfish and under-15m scallop fleets

26th July 2021 DEFRA launches two major consultations in England DEFRA has launched two major consultations, in parallel, on the management of the shellfish and scallop sectors in England, reports Tim Oliver. One relates to views on whether latent capacity (unused licences and entitlements) in the over-10m scallop and shellfish fleets is an issue of concern, and if so, how ...

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Man-overboard recovery and drowning prevention

23rd July 2021 Over the past six months, the MAIB has launched new investigations into several fatal accidents onboard fishing vessels. The organisation says it has identified various recurrent themes, but man-overboard retrieval remains a persistent, and deadly, issue. In light of this, inspector of marine accidents at the MAIB Jack Martin took part in a man-overboard exercise organised by ...

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MPs call for ‘pragmatic’ stance on seafood exports

21st July 2021 The House of Commons cross- party EFRA committee has written to DEFRA secretary of state George Eustice, urging ‘pragmatism’ to ease friction in the seafood and meat trade between Great Britain and the EU, which will also benefit the movement of food to Northern Ireland. The letter has been published alongside the government’s response to the committee’s ...

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Owners and skippers encouraged to take part in Seafish fleet survey

20th July 2021 Fishing industry figures have spoken out to encourage owners and skippers to take part in the annual survey of the UK fishing fleet, which begins on Monday, 5 July and will run throughout the summer. The survey is carried out by Seafish, the public body that supports the UK seafood industry (whose fleet survey researchers, Carlos, Oscar ...

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Fishing News Readers’ Photos: Win £100!

20th July 2021 We’re looking to our readers to send us their best fishing industry-related photos, which will not only be featured in Fishing News, the UK’s market-leading commercial fishing newspaper, but will put its photographer in with a chance of winning £100! Photos must be high-resolution and can be of any subject related to the fishing industry – action ...

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Public Notice: Electricity Act 1989 (As Amended)

14th July 2021 The electricity generating stations (applications for variation of consent) (Scotland) regulations 2013 (as amended) marine and coastal access act 2009 Notice is hereby given that Moray Offshore Windfarm (West) Limited, registered under company registration 10515140 at Octagon Point, 5 Cheapside, London EC2V 6AA, has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the consent granted under section 36 ...

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Bobby Brown BEM: A life fishing

16th July 2021 The sea was in his blood – Robert Charles ‘Bobby’ Brown was born in 1901 into a prolific fishing family. His father Charlie and uncles were all fishermen, and he went to sea from the age of six. The family fished for crab in the spring and lobster in summer in 14ft open clinker boats powered only ...

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Funding enables Scottish Fisheries Museum digitisation project

16th July 2021 A grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Digital Innovation and Engagement Fund is set to enable the Scottish Fisheries Museum’s Fish Net project, which will produce a digitised, publicly accessible archive. The fund – a collaboration between UKRI-AHRC and the Museums Association – supports museums to explore digital ...

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Sunderland Marine: Getting out the safety message

15th July 2021 Marine insurance specialist Sunderland Marine has been creating easy and approachable ways to communicate the importance of safety on fishing vessels. Rachael Harper spoke to marine underwriting manager Craig McBurnie and loss prevention executive Alvin Forster (pictured above, right, with Craig McBurnie) at the company to find out how. FN: Sunderland Marine has long been advocating the ...

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