The first five Fisheries Management Plans have been published. The plans set out how the UK government aims to work with the fishing industry and other stakeholders to support the long-term future and sustainable management of the UK’s fish stocks. DEFRA states that these plans will help deliver the long-term economic viability of the UK’s […]

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The United Kingdom deposited their instruments of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 13 December, advancing the tally of formal acceptances to the halfway mark required for entry into force. Andrew Mitchell, Minister of State (Development and Africa) of the UK presented the instruments of acceptance to the World Trade Organisation Director-General Ngozi […]

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The UK fishing industry will have access to 420,000 tonnes of fishing opportunities worth up to £700 million after agreements were reached with the EU and Norway, the UK Government has announced. The deal with the EU has secured UK fishermen access to opportunities of 130,000 tonnes for 2024, worth up to £340 million.  The trilateral […]

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The Isle of Man has entered a new era in fisheries management, marking a significant milestone in its autonomy over how its sea fishery resources are managed. It follows the introduction of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) involving the Isle of Man, UK, Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish Governments last week. The MoU means the Fisheries Management Agreement (FMA) […]

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A trial to research the economic opportunities and environmental impacts of electrofishing for razor clams has been extended for a further 12 months. The extension aims to strengthen the evidence-base and inform future decisions about capacity for a sustainable razor clam fishery in Scottish waters, including developing fisheries management measures.     Scottish razor clams […]

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The European Commission has announced the launch of ‘Fishers of the Future’, an EU-wide participatory project that will examine the future role of fishers in society up to 2050. The project will delve into the hopes, fears, expectations, and needs of fishers to understand how the profession is likely to evolve by 2050. ‘Fishers of the Future’ […]

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The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is to increase the minimum conservation reference size (MCRS) for crawfish (palinurus spp) in ICES area 7 from 95 mm to 110 mm from 1 January 2024. The new measures are coming into force to ensure the long-term sustainability of crawfish stocks in the waters of south-west England, the MMO […]

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