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Published:  22 November, 2012
Catching 
Fishermen in North Sea rescue drama

TWO fishermen are recovering after a major ordeal in the North Sea when they were forced to spend more than nine hours in a liferaft.

Published:  29 July, 2014
Catching 
CFP a ‘failure’ says government report

THE EU Common Fisheries Policy has been branded a failure, says a new UK government report, but stresses that this is not necessarily the stance of the government itself, but the general view of interested bodies who have submitted evidence to the review.

Published:  29 July, 2014
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Call to torch new EU fishing regulations

HOSTILITY is growing among fishermen towards the new raft of European Union technical conservation  rules due to come into force at the start of 2016.

Published:  28 July, 2014
Processing 
Does your bulk seafood packaging supplier provide an Environmental Product Declaration?

As seafood producers look for leading-edge competence in packaging solutions with low environmental impact, companies should now request an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) from their bulk seafood packaging supplier.

Published:  28 July, 2014
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Plight of fisherman taken to House of Commons

THE plight of a former Grimsby trawler skipper who was ordered to remove his nets from a local beach has been taken to  the House of Commons.

Published:  28 July, 2014
Catching 
Kite systems offer a great alternative to traditional floats on fishing trawls

Most fishermen use floats on the headline of their trawls but it is worth considering using kite systems as they do offer some advantages, according to Morgère, the trawl equipment manufacturer.

Published:  28 July, 2014
Catching 
The offshore renewables/fisheries interaction

A PLYMOUTH MSc University student is looking into how the increase in offshore renewables projects are affecting the UK fishing industry, and is looking for input from commercial fishermen in the form of an anonymous online questionnaire.

Published:  25 July, 2014
Processing 
The new lord of Sealord

THE New Zealand seafood giant, Sealord, has announced Steve Yung as its new CEO.

Published:  25 July, 2014
Aquaculture 
The Franco-Scottish Salmon Company

A SECOND group of French HNC students has begun a four-week foreign work experience programme with the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) in Argyll.

Published:  25 July, 2014
Aquaculture 
Hatching a plan for lobster farming

AQUACULTURE equipment specialist, Fusion Marine, is participating in a multi-partnership project to develop a sea based lobster rearing system that could ultimately benefit coastal communities.

Published:  25 July, 2014
Catching 

Bertie Armstrong

Key role for Scottish fishermen in MPAs

THE designation yesterday by the Scottish Government of a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around the Scottish coast is the result of co-operation and consultation involving a wide range of marine stakeholders, including Scotland’s fishermen.

Published:  25 July, 2014
Processing 
FISHupdate briefing

MAKING SEAFOOD SEXY

PLENTY MORE COD IN THE SEA

ICELAND ON THE UP

PROTECTING NEW ZEALAND BIRDS

Published:  25 July, 2014
Catching 

Ian Gatt

SPFA urge Eustice for CFP fair play

SCOTTISH Pelagic Fishermen Association (SPFA) representatives hosted a meeting with UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice in Fraserburgh yesterday aboard the 64m pelagic vessel Forever Grateful. The main topic of discussion was the implementation of the pelagic discard ban and specifically how control and monitoring measures are to be applied. 

Published:  25 July, 2014
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Eustice talks to Scottish fishing leaders

FISHERIES Minister, George Eustice, was in Peterhead and Fraeburgh yesterday for important discussions with Scottish fishing leaders regarding the December TAC negotiations and the new discard ban and landing obligation, which come into force in January.

Published:  25 July, 2014
Catching 

Steelhead trout

Weeding out US fish killers

TWO men were arrested in California last week in connection with an illegal marijuana plantation, which diverted water from a stream that supported steelhead trout and coho salmon.

Published:  23 July, 2014
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Eustice buys time for Cornish sardine fishery

FISHERIES minister, George Eustice, has responded to the Cornish sardine fishery’s concern over the application of the reformed CFP landing obligation – an essential part of the implementation of the discards ban – with news that he has secured a temporary exemption for the fishery.

Published:  23 July, 2014
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Fisheries group launches EU Campaign

ON 16 July Secretariat of the Intergroup on Aquatic Environment and Recreational Fisheries hosted a cocktail event in the European Parliament to launch a discussion group focusing on the aquatic environment problems that affect fisheries and recreational fishermen.

Published:  23 July, 2014
Aquaculture 
Marine trout farming in south-west England

THE British Trout Association (BTA) is engaged in a public/private consortium with representatives from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and The Crown Estate (TCE) as part of a project team to explore the possibility of marine trout farming in the South of England.

Published:  23 July, 2014
Catching 
NFFO voice stock concerns to Eustice

THE National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations has delivered an open letter to UK Fisheries Minister, George Eustice, expressing its frustrations over the latest stock advice from ICES.

Published:  23 July, 2014
Catching 
Scottish fishermen to highlight issues of concern to UK Fisheries Minister

Scottish fishermen will highlight key issues of concern for the catching sector when they meet with UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice in the ports of Peterhead and Fraserburgh this Thursday  (24 July).

Published:  22 July, 2014
Processing 
Fitch delivers stable outlook for Young's owner

THE ratings company Fitch has delivered a reasonably confident report on Findus, the frozen food group which owns Young's Seafood.

Published:  22 July, 2014
Catching 
Fishing safety moves forward

The reduction in fishermen fatalities in 2013, as revealed in the recent publication of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s annual report, is a welcome development and indicative of the wide reaching work of the industry to reduce accident rates, says Derek Cardno, Safety Officer for the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF).

Published:  22 July, 2014
Processing 
Birds Eye may seek stock market listing - reports

ONE of the biggest buyers of frozen fish may soon be listed on the London Stock Exchange, according to weekend reports.

Published:  21 July, 2014
Processing 
International line up for seafood summit

THIS year's Humber Seafood Summit promises to be one of the most ambitious yet.

Published:  21 July, 2014
Catching 
Plenty to interest static gear fishermen at Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014

Small boat fishermen working creels and other static gear will find plenty to interest them at the Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014 fisheries show which will be held on 10 and 11 October.

Published:  21 July, 2014
Catching 
Fishupdate Briefing

  • RARE BLUEFIN FOUND OFF CORNWALL 
  • THE FISH DISH LEAVING ON PLATFORM........
  • GOOD NEWS ON ORANGE ROUGHY
  • N. IRELAND SEAFOOD DELIGHT

Published:  18 July, 2014
Aquaculture 
ASC certified trout soon in the market

Danforel’s Christiansminde Freshwater Farm in Denmark has become the first farm certified to the ASC Freshwater Trout Standard for responsible aquaculture.

Published:  17 July, 2014
Catching 
Higher cod prices lift Havfisk earnings

THE big Norwegian fishing company Havfisk (known as  Aker Seafoods until a name change last year) has today  reported a significant  jump in earnings and operating profits for the second quarter of this year.

Published:  17 July, 2014
Processing 
Young's Seafood takes fresh approach to advertising

Young’s Seafood, Britain's largest fish brand,  is taking a radically fresh look at its marketing strategy with the appointment of Quiet Storm as its  new advertising agency.

Published:  16 July, 2014
Catching 
Plymouth tops for sustainable fish

PLYMOUTH is being held up as a world beater when it comes to selling sustainable fish.

Published:  16 July, 2014
Processing 
Northern Ireland welcomes seafood jobs boost

A NEAR £1-million seafood investment at the Northern Ireland fishing port of Kilkeel which will create 33 new jobs has been  widely welcomed in the province at the weekend.

Published:  15 July, 2014
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