Latest Fishing news

Determined to end conflicts between the Danish fleet and Dutch beam trawlers fishing in the Skagerrak, the Danish Fishermen’s PO (DFPO) and two Dutch fishermen’s organisations have struck an agreement to limit the activities of beam trawlers close to the Danish coast. According to DFPO, there have been repeated gear conflicts, and this damages the […] [...]

According to a recent survey conducted by Nofima, many people are positive about eating seaweed and kelp, despite the fact that many know little about them. Several companies are in the process of growing seaweed and kelp along the Norwegian coast. Experts around the world agree that the food we eat must become more sustainable […] [...]

An accord on the activities of fly-shooters in some English Channel waters comes into effect today, following an agreement having been reached between representatives of French, Dutch, Belgian and UK fishing sectors. So far the agreement applies only to Eastern Channel waters, although the parties concerned have agreed to meet again not later than September […] [...]

The Seychelles has officially launched its first report to the Fisheries Transparency Initiative, making it the first country in the world to submit such a report. This is seen as a major milestone for the Seychelles efforts to ensure that fisheries are environmentally sustainable, economically viable and socially equitable. According to the Fisheries Transparency Initiative, […] [...]

The 2021 World Fisheries Congress to be held in South Australia will bring together the brightest minds in commercial fishing, with a focus on conservation and sustainability. Scheduled for September this year, The 8th World Fisheries Congress, will be held in Adelaide, South Australia. Bringing together scientists, managers, fishers and aquaculture operators from across the globe, […] [...]

The Scottish Seafood Association has launched an angry attack on the UK and Scottish governments for letting the seafood processing sector down in its ‘hour of greatest need.’ SSA chief executive Jimmy Buchan said seafood processing businesses welcomed the financial support from Westminster and Holyrood for Covid-19 and Brexit. He highlighted that payouts under the […] [...]

Pelagic vessels from Iceland have started fishing on blue whiting in the grey zone south of the Faroe Islands. Síldarvinnslan reports that its vessels Bjarni Ólafsson, Beitir and Börkur have had promising first tows with hauls of 400-550 tonnes after initial 12-15 hour tows. ‘We’re on our second haul and this has started well,’ said […] [...]

In the first quarter of 2021 the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) produced 15% more sea-frozen pollock fillet and mince than in the same period in 2020. ‘The company moved towards increased value-added processing in 2014 when some of the RFC vessels were modernised and equipped with processing factories,’ commented RFC general director Viktor Litvinenko. ‘Thanks […] [...]

An appeal by the Netherlands for the blanket ban on pulse fishing to be revised has been rejected by the Court of Justice of the European Union. ‘Unfortunately, the scientific facts did not give sufficient reason for the court to reverse the decision,’ stated a spokesperson for Dutch industry bodies de Nederlandse Vissersbond and Visned. […] [...]

The Delegation of the European Union to Mauritania has responded to a recent Greenpeace statement claiming ‘massive looting of Mauritanian fish stocks essential to food security’ by freezer trawler Margiris. According to a statement by the delegation, Margiris has been fishing in Mauritanian waters since 7th March this year fishing in accordance with the rules […] [...]