In May, the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Fisheries Apex Predators Program began its NOAA-funded International Science initiative, partnering with seven UK-based organisations and the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to study potential climate-driven shifts in migratory corridors and stock identification of blue sharks in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.   […]

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A report titled ‘Fisheries policies adaptation and resilience to climate change and ocean acidification’ was published from the ClimateXChange Secretariat earlier this May. The research authored by BMT through ClimateXChange aimed at informing Scotland’s fisheries policies, specifically focusing on driving adaptation and resilience to climate change and ocean acidification. The research prioritised the development of […]

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries released its annual Status of the Stocks report for 2023, revealing a record low for fish stocks subject to overfishing. The report assessed the 506 stocks managed by NOAA Fisheries, indicating the health of U.S. fisheries. Sustainable fisheries are crucial for the economy, recreation, and seafood supply. […]

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Fishers most impacted by restrictions placed on the catching of pollack will be able to take advantage of a new compensation scheme. The scheme, announced by the Environment Secretary Steve Barclay comes after engagement with industry as to how pollack fishers can be properly supported.     It will see around 50 vessel owners directly […]

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The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) in the Isle of Man has introduced new measures to protect three significant fishing sites in its waters by banning bottom trawling. These closed areas are located within the Western Irish Sea Mud-belt (WISMB), a vital habitat for various marine species, notably langoustines. Despite decades of extensive […]

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Jerry Percy, Director of the New Under Ten Fishermen’s Association (NUTFA) has announced the forthcoming closure of the organisation that has represented the under ten sector of the industry for many years. A Difficult Decision The non-profit organisation has worked for the under 10m and non-sector at local, UK and EU levels, for quota and […]

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