Scottish Fishing News
Trial of fisheries bycatch reduction tool BATmap on the west of Scotland
The trial of a new fisheries bycatch reduction App, which is now available to download, is being carried out by fishing boats on the west coast of Scotland.
UK-registered Fishing Vessel released from MCA detention in Scrabster
Surveyors from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have now released a UK registered fishing vessel they had detained following allegations …
£9.7 million Revenue to be distributed to Scottish Coastal Communities
Coastal communities across Scotland will receive £9.7 million of revenue generated by the Scottish Crown Estate’s marine assets, providing vital support for responding to the impact of coronavirus
MAIB issues Report on the loss of ‘FV Anna-Marie’ & her Skipper
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has issued its report into loss of the ‘FV Anna-Marie II’ and her skipper in the Sutherland region of Scotland
EU fishing vessels landing even more fish from UK water claims study
EU fishing vessels have been increasing the amount of fish they catch in UK waters at a much faster rate than the UK’s own boats.
The ICES has released their advice on Herring quota for 2021
The ICES has released their recommendations for the 2021 herring fisheries in the Irish Sea, Celtic Sea and the southwest of Ireland, along with the West of Scotland and West of Ireland
The ICES has released their advice on Sole quota for 2021
The ICES has released it recommendations for Sole quota for the Irish Sea, western English Channel, west of Ireland, Bristol Channel/Celtic Sea and the Celtic Sea South/southwest of Ireland
The ICES has released their advice on Haddock quota for 2021
The International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) has released its advice on Haddock quotas for 2021 for Rockall, the Irish Sea and the North Sea, West of Scotland, Skagerrak
ICES 2021 Quotas recommend Zero Catches for West of Scotland Cod
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.
Scottish Fishing Industry representatives meets with Chief Negotiator
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.
MCA unable to take case against ‘Pesorsa Dos’ in ‘Alison Kay’ Incident
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.
UK Fisheries Bill Amendments Protect and Support Scottish Seafood Sector
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.