The International Council for Marine Research (ICES) has released its advice for 2021 Cod quotas on the West Coast of Scotland, the Celtic Seas and the Irish Sea.
On Friday, 26 June, Scottish fishing industry representatives met with David Frost, the UKG’s lead negotiator on Brexit, in advance of the intensified negotiations between the UK and EU that start today, 29 June.
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has said that it is not within its jurisdiction to carry out an investigation into the incident where a Spanish-owned German-registered gillnetter attempted to disable a Scottish trawler.
Critical amendments must be made to the UK Fisheries Bill to ensure that it protects and supports Scotland’s seafood sector in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and the challenges of Brexit, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has said.
The proposed amendments to the UK Fisheries Bill has been revealed which gives the Sea Fish Industry Authority greater flexibility to exercise its functions separately and differently in different parts of the UK.
Scotland’s two largest fishing associations are urging the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to investigate and charge skippers who put lives in danger at sea.