Latest Fishing news

Having been unsuccessful in reaching agreements on fisheries with Norway and the Faroe Islands, the UK has finally reach a bilateral fisheries agreement with the European Union for the remained of 2021 within the framework of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). According to the NFFO, it is clear that the UK’s determination to shape […] [...]

As WTO negotiations on fisheries subsidies enter their final stage, and following two decades of wrangling, trade ministers from 164 countries are resolved to secure an agreement ahead of this year’s 15th July ministerial conference. The European fishing industry represented by Europêche fully supports the need to curb harmful subsidies globally, similarly to what has […] [...]

The North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA) – a collective of 50 retailers and supply chain businesses working together to secure sustainable management of key pelagic stocks – has started the clock on three-year countdown to certification-ready pelagic fisheries.  In correspondence to NEAFC Heads of Delegation in the past days, NAPA has announced the launch […] [...]

While the trade deal struck by the UK with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein has been welcomed by Norwegian industry body Fiskebåt, there has been a less than positive response from SFS in Iceland, which represents fishing, aquaculture and processing sectors. ‘It’s important that Norway and the UK have a trade agreement in place. The UK […] [...]

A programme of working with live cod has been a success for Royal Greenland, as this has developed since the initial pilot project in 2015. The Nutaaq cod is produced in Maniitsoq, and from small beginnings when 25 fishermen took part in the scheme, this has grown to around 120 fishermen who are today supplying […] [...]

France’s Minister for the Sea Annick Girardin has announced that aid measures for the fishing and seafood industry to compensate for Brexit-related losses of revenue are now live. Two compensation schemes have been opened and will run to the end of August, designed to assist companies in coping with a series of crises and significant […] [...]

Two Westman Islands pelagic vessels, Kap and Huginn, have been searching for mackerel with little success so far. ‘The water is pretty cold, eight to nine degrees on the surface. Mackerel are also highly dispersed as they approach Iceland, so they aren’t easy to see. We’re also searching early in the season and we’ll see […] [...]

New entrants to fishing will be able to apply for funding towards the purchase of a second hand fishing vessel with support being made available through Marine Fund Scotland (MFS). Fishermen under the age of 40 able to apply for up to 75% of the purchase of an existing vessel with a registered length of […] [...]

Tuna purse seiner operator Compagnie Française du Thon Océanique (CFTO), one of the largest French tuna companies, has been awarded MSC certification for its Indian Ocean skipjack tuna catches. This is a roughly 30,000 tonne annual fishery, carried out by eight vessels based in the Seychelles and fishing in the western part of the Indian […] [...]

Sharing 46,000 km of coastline the numerous nations bordering the Mediterranean are collaborating to curb IUU fishing. 75% of Mediterranean and Black Sea fish stocks are judged to be currently overfished. According to the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) management strategy evaluation work, these fish stocks could recover if IUU fishing is eliminated. […] [...]