Fishermen across the UK will be able to apply for a share of €243m in new European Maritime and Fisheries Funding (EMFF) to help their businesses adapt to the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and support their long-term sustainability and economic growth Fisheries Minister George Eustice has announced. The funding secured by the UK government […]

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MCS ‘The iconic European cod fishery which collapsed in the 1980s and has been ailing ever since, has finally increased above dangerously low levels and hauled itself off the MCS Fish to Avoid list. As part of the MCS autumn update to FishOnline (www.fishonline.org), North Sea cod is now rated 4 and amber, which means it’s showing signs […]

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Francis Neat ‘This information will be important in the up-coming European Parliament debate on prohibition of deep-sea trawling. Draws mainly on Marine Scotland data. Suggests max trawling depth should be somewhere between 600-800m. To read more click here: http://www.nature.com/news/evidence-supports-trawling-depth-limit-1.18254 Trawling should be restricted below 600 metres, research suggests.   The first scientific evidence that trawling in […]

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Details of how fisheries are managed in marine protected areas. MMO: To bring fisheries in line with other activities, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced on the 14 August 2012 a revised approach to managing fishing activities within European marine sites (EMS). This change in approach will promote sustainable fisheries while […]

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Marine Stewardship Council: The MSC Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund supports critical fishery science research and projects. The fund launched in July 2015 with an initial allocation of £400,000, split over two years. What the fund is for The fund is aimed at strengthening knowledge and capacity to assist small scale and developing world fisheries in their […]

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