How the UK turned fishing rights into a commodity Greenpeace: Fleetwood was once a major fishing hub in the UK its docks were a major employer. But no trawlers sail out of the town’s port anymore. How did this happen? As Crispin Dowler discovered, while the decline of the British fishing sector drove coastal support […]

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New technologies have the potential to represent, and indeed define, the lasting legacy of the Blue Belt Programme.  If implemented effectively, with sufficient consideration given as to their application in the context of the fisheries enforcement issues the Overseas Territories seek to address, then new technologies could represent a real ‘game-changer’. On 16 January 2019, […]

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Defra ‘Fisheries Minister George Eustice announced yesterday that EU vessels will no longer be able to carry out electric pulse fishing in UK waters after Brexit. Meanwhile Europeans reach a complex deal that sees the Dutch pulse fishing fleet reduced. Pulse trawling is a controversial fishing method that uses electrical signals to drive flat fish, such as […]

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