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€250 Million Allocated For Common Fishing Policy Reform

On 18 January 2016 the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) opened the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in England. The scheme brings much needed benefits to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors as well as coastal communities. Key areas of focus for the funding are to help the fishing industry to adapt to the reformed Common Fisheries [...]

By | 2016-01-22T11:16:52+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Commercial Fishing, Featured|0 Comments

North East Coast Scallop Dredging Ban

PROHIBITION OF DREDGES FOR FISHING WITHIN THE NORTH EASTERN IFCA DISTRICT WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority in exercise of the powers conferred upon it under section 157 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, hereby provides notification of the implementation of an emergency byelaw regulation prohibiting the use of [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:48:34+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Commercial Fishing, Featured|0 Comments

Yorkshire Coast Shark Attacks

Sharks Spotted Stealing Anglers Fish Off The Yorkshire Coast Sea Anglers on The Yorkshire Coast are reporting an increase of Porbeagle shark sightings within the inshore waters. Earlier this summer (June 2014), Whitby charter boat anglers were amazed when a large Porbeagle Shark circled their boat and stole the fish they were catching [...]

Anglers Are Our Allies Against Unsustainable Industrial Fishing

Armadale Pier Isle Of Skye - Ideal For Thornback Rays This article titled "Anglers are our allies against unsustainable industrial fishing" was written by George Monbiot, for on Friday 24th January 2014 12.23 UTCHere are some figures that should be highly disruptive to the way that governments make decisions about how they treat [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:49:08+00:00 March 6th, 2014|Commercial Fishing, Featured|1 Comment

Sustainable Sea Food – Sainsbury’s and Marks and Spencer The Best

Tesco has highest market share of seafood sales but fails to take part in charity’s Supermarket Survey The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) says the lack of participation in its latest Supermarket Seafood Survey by some of the UK’s most well-known retailers is keeping consumers in the dark when it comes to choosing sustainable seafood. MCS [...]

By | 2014-02-10T12:53:16+00:00 February 10th, 2014|Commercial Fishing, Featured, News|0 Comments

Gleaner II – David Hill & Tommy Finn Illegal Fishing

Debate this story here. A master and vessel owner were ordered to pay £12,240 in fines and costs by Truro Magistrates’ Court on 23 January 2014 for fisheries offences relating to illegal net meshes and codends and for failing to complete an accurate electronic log. In February 2013 the Gleaner II (CN777) was boarded by [...]

By | 2014-02-09T15:44:03+00:00 February 9th, 2014|Commercial Fishing, Featured, Illegal Fishing|1 Comment

Dont Eat North Sea Cod Its Endangered

For Cod’s Sake – North Sea Cod Remains Off The Menu Despite Huge Efforts To Improve Stocks Marine Conservation Society urges consumers to choose a different accompaniment to chips The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has not changed its advice on North Sea cod in the latest version of its sustainable seafood guide – fish caught [...]

Locker Trawlers In Discards Research Project

Fishermen demonstrate almost zero discards in latest MMO trial Date issued: 18 June 2013 Reference: 03/13 Discards – where fish are thrown away at sea – have been virtually eliminated in some species by fishermen taking part in current trials, according to the latest catch quota report from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The report, [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:49:26+00:00 June 20th, 2013|Commercial Fishing|0 Comments

Bluefin Tuna Caught Off Devon

Catch of bluefin tuna confirmed off Devon Marine officers from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) have identified a tuna recently caught off the coast of Devon as a bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus). The fish is being retained by the MMO while the catch is investigated. It is being appropriately stored while our work is ongoing. [...]

By | 2013-05-30T22:40:46+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Commercial Fishing|0 Comments

Commercial Fishermen – Pingers To Avoid Dolphins

Use of pingers by vessels over 12 metres to avoid Dolphin and Cetacean Bye Catch The Marine Management Organisation is advising the fishing industry of forthcoming implementation of an EU regulation that aims to reduce cetacean by-catch. Fishing vessels 12 metres and over in length should begin to take appropriate steps to ensure they meet [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:49:32+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Commercial Fishing, Featured|0 Comments

Advice Remains – Dont Eat Mackerel

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has refined its ratings for mackerel to help consumers better differentiate between the various fisheries involved in catching this once-sustainable seafood favourite. With the Faroe Islands and Iceland still continuing to set mackerel quotas outside of international agreements and scientific advice, MCS has separated out these fisheries to [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:49:34+00:00 May 18th, 2013|Commercial Fishing|0 Comments