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  • UK fishermen see next phase of the discard ban

    Fishermen targeting certain demersal species such as haddock, sole and plaice must land all their catch, Fisheries Minister, George Eustice, has announced. The demersal discard ban which took effect on 1st January is the latest phase of the wider discard ban which will bring an end to the wasteful practice of throwing fish back, dead, overboard. It follows the introduction of the pelagic landing obligation in January 2015, targeting mid-water species such ...

    Posted at January 4, 2016 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on UK fishermen see next phase of the discard ban
  • Emergency measures to protect sea bass

    As of today (28th January 2015) fishermen using pelagic trawls will not be able to target sea bass. The ban follows emergency measures announced by the European Commission to prevent fishing from the southern North Sea in the east round the south coast of England to the Irish Sea in the west. Closures are now in place until the end of April, having followed sustained lobbying for action across Europe to improve bass numbers and fish more ...

    Posted at January 28, 2015 | By : | Categories : News,Rural Business | Comments Off on Emergency measures to protect sea bass
  • EU helps fishermen combat Russian trade embargo

    Fishermen affected by the food export ban to Russia will benefit from a change to EU law that allows mackerel and herring fishermen to "bank" a higher proportion of their quota this year and use it next year instead. The EU Fisheries Council has agreed to bank 25% of the 2014 quota, up from the standard 10%, and roll it over for use in 2015. The move is aimed at giving more time for the industry to ...

    Posted at October 15, 2014 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on EU helps fishermen combat Russian trade embargo
  • Fears calmed over Russian food import ban

    The news that Russia has imposed a ban on food imports from the EU, US and a number of other countries, as a result of tensions over the Ukraine, should not alarm British producers. According to a government spokesman, ministers are still considering the impacts of the ban but do not expect it to have a significant overall effect on our agricultural industry. Apparently, the affected agricultural exports to Russia account for just 0.2% of the UK's ...

    Posted at August 7, 2014 | By : | Categories : Farming,News,Rural Business | Comments Off on Fears calmed over Russian food import ban
  • EU to ban driftnet fishing

    The EU has announced plans to impose a full ban on driftnet fishing in European waters because of concerns about threats posed to protected species. A driftnet is a type of fishing net that drifts close to the surface of the water and protected species such as turtles and some kinds of sea birds and mammals are getting caught in them. While there are already some restrictions in driftnets in place, concerns persist about the impact of their use and there ...

    Posted at May 22, 2014 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on EU to ban driftnet fishing