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Tag: UK fisheries

  • Monday, April 29th 2019 - 09:20 UTC

    Princess Anne has named Britain's newest state of the art trawler, Kirk Ella

    Decked out in bunting and naval flags, the 81-metre, 4,000 ton Kirkella arrived at Greenwich, steaming under a raised Tower Bridge

    The striking new vessel is named after the East Yorkshire village of Kirk Ella, and her home port is in the nearby city of Kingston upon Hull, which has a centuries-old tradition as an important base for the British fishing industry.

  • Monday, January 21st 2019 - 08:45 UTC

    UK parliamentary committee urges MSC to review sustainable fishing standards

    The House of Commons' Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) issued recommendations following its Sustainable Seas inquiry

    A UK parliamentary committee has called on the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to address concerns about the organization's standard for sustainable fishing in the world's oceans. The House of Commons' Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) issued recommendations following its Sustainable Seas inquiry, whose findings were published last November.

  • Friday, January 18th 2019 - 09:16 UTC

    Spanish fishing industry faces dramatic consequences with a no-deal Brexit

    Minister Planas had revealed that in the case of a hard-Brexit, all Spanish fishing vessels will have to immediately abandon United Kingdom waters immediately.

    Spain's Agriculture, Fisheries and Food minister Luis Planas admitted the fishing industry could suffer “dramatic consequences” with a no-deal Brexit, one of several options after this week's parliament events in London. Minister Planas had revealed that in the case of a hard-Brexit, all Spanish fishing vessels will have to immediately abandon United Kingdom waters immediately.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    Scottish fishermen want full control of fishing grounds after Brexit

    Simon Collins from the Shetland Fishermen's Association called the EU proposal “completely unacceptable” and the EU stance arrogant, absurd and nonsensical

    Scottish fishermen have hit out at the EU after the body's guidelines for the next phase of Brexit talks called for continued access to fishing grounds. The EU's draft guidelines for the forthcoming talks aim for “existing” access to waters to be maintained. But Scottish fishing groups call this “arrogant, absurd and nonsensical”.