Chris Ranford will be the next Chairman of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations. He was elected recently by the NFFO’s Executive Committee and will take up the Chair later in the year after the Federation’s AGM. His day job is as Chief Executive of the Cornish Fish Producers Organisation, where he succeeded Paul Trebilcock […]

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From the NFFO: The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) have joined together to create a new industry/science forum. The inaugural meeting was held on the 30th November 2022, facilitating a more direct dialogue between the fishing industry and fisheries scientists from Cefas. NFFO Chief […]

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The marine consultancy ABPmer has developed a series of scenarios to better understand and communicate issues surrounding future spatial pressures on fisheries. The consultancy was contracted by the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) with the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF). The NFFO press release states that ‘the report was produced among mounting concerns within the fishing […]

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The appointment of Richard Benyon as Defra minister in the House of Lords has prompted a rethink within the NFFO on its approach to the management of marine protected areas. In a long blog post, NFFO sets out its views and concerns: “To this point, our approach has been to challenge the Government’s shift from […]

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Defra ‘There has been widespread coverage in the news see BBC News Online,  Intrafish following yesterday’s conclusion of the bilateral fisheries negotiations with Norway on fishing opportunities for 2021. Discussions concluded without the parties reaching an agreement, meaning for 2021 neither will have access to fish in the other’s waters.’  A Defra spokesperson said: “We have always […]

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Greenpeace: Greenpeace has built a new underwater ‘boulder barrier’ about 30 miles off the coast of Sussex. This barrier will stop destructive fishing in what’s supposed to be a protected part of the ocean. But we’re also here to expose the government’s failure to look after its so-called Marine Protected Areas all around the UK. Click here […]

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