AFTER an epic, two-hour battle, two anglers managed to reel in an enormous 100kg grouper in Hervey Bay, Queensland.
CAVIAR from UK-farmed sturgeon will be entering its second production season this autumn.
THE European Commission has imposed a fine of 20 million euros on Marine Harvest for an alleged breach of the provisions of the European Merger Control Rules.
WITH EU member states set to decide tomorrow (31 July) on whether to support the European Commission proposal to lift trade sanctions against the Faroes for their overfishing of Atlanto-Scandian herring, Scottish fishermen are calling on the UK and other national governments to oppose any easing of the measures.
A LONG-term deal between expanding Grimsby businesses Jaines Seafood and PPS East has been successfully completed.
THE Fishermen’s Mission has announced the safe arrival of its very first charity shop in Helston, Cornwall.
INSHORE Fisheries Groups (IFG) across Scotland are set to benefit from £1.4 million of funding for new research projects that will aim to secure a sustainable future for inshore fisheries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE New Zealand seafood giant, Sealord, has announced Steve Yung as its new CEO.
A SECOND group of French HNC students has begun a four-week foreign work experience programme with the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) in Argyll.
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.
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.
MAKING SEAFOOD SEXY
PLENTY MORE COD IN THE SEA
ICELAND ON THE UP
PROTECTING NEW ZEALAND BIRDS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
THE ratings company Fitch has delivered a reasonably confident report on Findus, the frozen food group which owns Young's Seafood.
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).
ONE of the biggest buyers of frozen fish may soon be listed on the London Stock Exchange, according to weekend reports.
THIS year's Humber Seafood Summit promises to be one of the most ambitious yet.
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.
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Danforel’s Christiansminde Freshwater Farm in Denmark has become the first farm certified to the ASC Freshwater Trout Standard for responsible aquaculture.
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.
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.
PLYMOUTH is being held up as a world beater when it comes to selling sustainable fish.
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.
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