The UK government has committed nearly £3 million of funding to 17 new projects under the UK Seafood Fund (UKSF), as part of enabling a resilient and sustainable fishing industry equipped for the future and helping level up coastal communities across the union. The 3 August announcement comes as further rounds of the UKSF, which […]

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Ground-breaking fishing research projects given funding boost: 17 projects awarded funds from major £100m investment to research sustainable fisheries practices. Funding awarded to Bangor University to research the impact of towed fishing gear – such as scallop dredging and beam trawling – on blue carbon in seabed sediments. Project aims Seabed sediments are one of […]

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UK Seafood Fund Infrastructure Scheme open for applications The Infrastructure Scheme, part of the £100 million UK Seafood Fund, is now open for applications until 24th May 2022. Competed grant funding is available through the Infrastructure Scheme. The scheme will fund projects that build capability across the UK seafood sector supply chain through investment in: […]

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We covered on 8th March the opening of Part A of the Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships scheme. Defra has announced that the Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships scheme is now open to bid for contracts to carry out full research projects (FISP Part B) until midday 16th May. Up to £300K is available per bid. You […]

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Lord Goldsmith announces UK will support the creation of the world’s biggest transboundary marine protected area. The UK will help to protect some of the world’s most important and biodiverse marine environments in the Eastern Pacific, including key migratory routes for sea turtles, whales, sharks, and rays. At COP26 in Glasgow, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, […]

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‘An independent report on the Evaluation of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs),  has been published. Evaluation of the Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities Report UK Fishing Industry News ‘The Association which is the representative body for the ten IFCAs in England, has welcomed the ‘Evaluation of the Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities commissioned by […]

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