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Fishing News Awards 2022: Voting open now!

With an unprecedented number of nominations for this year’s Fishing News Awards coming in from all around the British Isles, it’s been a busy few weeks assessing the nominees and whittling down the candidates. We are delighted to now be able to reveal this year’s shortlists – some of them rather longer than we intended because of the quality of ...

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Public Notice: Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA)

Section 155 & 156 Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 The Closed Areas Byelaw 2021 Pursuant to the above Act, Eastern IFCA intends to apply to the Minister for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for the confirmation of the following byelaw within the Eastern IFCA district: This byelaw is intended to replace the Marine Protected Areas Byelaw ...

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New funds confirmed for seafood sector training

The programme will be delivered to current staff members over the age of 25, using flexible and hybrid methods, such as self-taught online modules and guided virtual sessions. Courses range from fish frying, knife skills and monger training to customer and human resource services, as well as guidance on business planning and strategy. The National Transition Training Fund was launched ...

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Fishing Within The Law: The next generation of fishers

Solicitor Jo Pummery discusses the requirements needed if you are carrying a young person onboard Getting kids away from social networking sites, their phones and video games and into the outdoors is a constant battle for most parents. It’s sad to say that with the technological advances around us, the love of the outdoors seen in past generations of children ...

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Swedish leader: ‘Future of EU industry at risk’

A Swedish fishermen’s leader says the EU fishing industry and marine environment face a crisis that threatens the future of the EU industry. Peter Ronelöv Olsson, chairman of the Swedish fishermen’s PO, set out his concerns for the future of European fisheries in an open letter to the EU parliament’s fisheries committee PECH, reports Fiskerforum. In comments that will find ...

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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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