Fishing Industry News
Research grant awarded to study evolutionary potential of Atlantic Salmon
A research award targeted at early-career researchers has been granted to Dr Joshka Kaufmann of the …
UK – Have your say on Marine Planning
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) launched the public consultation on the draft North East, draft North West, draft South East and draft South West Marine Plans.
UK Fishermen to lose out to Financial Sector after Brexit
The self-determination Scottish fishermen sought through Brexit is gradually eroding as Westminster seeks to keep EU markets for UK financial sector
Solway Harvester Tragedy remembered twenty years on
Seven Scottish fishermen who died when their boat sank in Isle of Man waters will be remembered on the 20th anniversary of the Solway Harvester tragedy.
Go north, and swim fast – New evidence of young Irish salmon migration
The migration route taken by young salmon (smolts) leaving the east coast of Ireland has been discovered for the first time.
Demand remains high for Irish Coast Guard Services
The Irish Coast Guard’s three rescue coordination centres managed a total of 2,487 incidents over 2019 showing a slightly drop on 2018 & 2017.
Status Red – Gale Warning Issued for Storm Brendan
Status Red – Gale Warning issued for Irish coastal waters for Monday as Storm Brendan approchaed the west coast of Ireland from the Atlantic
DAFM seek to reintroduce Penalty Points on Irish Fishing Vessels
Sea-fisheries Bill (Amended) 2020 referred to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine for prelegislative scrutiny.
Study reveals Maine Flounder Induced Genetic Changes
New analysis reveals that intense fishing pressure may have induced genetic changes in Yellowtail Flounder in the Gulf of Maine to favour faster growth and earlier maturation.
BLOOM make Electric Pulse Fishing Claim
The BLOOM Association has claimed that Dutch beam trawlers using electric pulse fishing equipment are still operating illegally.
Navy Divers deployed in MFV ‘Alize’ Search
Reports this evening have conveyed that the Naval Services Diving Section (NSDS) are concentrating on an area ten nautical miles south-west of Hook Head as the search continues for missing skipper Mr William Whelan.
UK Proposed Bass Measures for 2020
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) expects the following rules will apply to the commercial bass fisheries for 2020.
Fatal Fall on board MFV Artemis Report published
An MAIB report has concluded that alcohol and a modified hatch from the wheelhouse to the deck below could have contributed to the death of the skipper on the Armetis FR809 at Kilkeel harbour.