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Posts tagged with Scottish Fishermen’s Federation

Joint quota reform group welcomed

Joint quota reform group welcomed

22/05/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation has welcomed the announcement that a joint ministerial group is to be set-up to take forward reforms on new quota and licensing arrangements for Scotland and the rest of the UK.Chief executive Bertie Armstrong said: “This latest development is welcome.... Read more...

Sustainable status

Sustainable status

15/05/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Efforts are under way to gain sustainable fishery status for North Sea haddock and prawns.In recent years concern about overfishing has meant products labelled as being sourced from healthy fisheries are more attractive to supermarkets and the public in the UK and abroad.Marine Stewardship C... Read more...

EU talks result in bigger cod quota

EU talks result in bigger cod quota

12/12/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

By LOUISE THOMASONTHERE was good news for the fishing industry this week with an agreement on future cod quotas.After lengthy talks in Oslo, on Wednesday the EU and Norway decided on an increase of 30 per cent in cod quota for 2009, something the Scottish fishing industry had been hoping for ... Read more...

Talks postponed

Talks postponed

05/12/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

CRUCIAL talks between the EU and Norway over joint management of fishing stocks have been postponed until Monday.The talks, which are entering the third round, remain focused on the issue of discards, but as yet no agreement has been met.Scottish Fishermen’s Federation chief executive Bertie A... Read more...

Fishing leaders criticise cuts

Fishing leaders criticise cuts

14/11/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

By LOUISE THOMASONCONCERNS have been raised over the European Commission’s announcement this week to cut fish quotas by up to 25 per cent in some species, including whitefish and herring.The proposals, which cover a range of species and outlines recommendations for the fishing industry for 20... Read more...

Commitment on discarding

Commitment on discarding

26/09/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

THE SCOTTISH Fishermen’s Feder­ation (SFF) underlined its commitment for measures to reduce discarding at a meeting in Edinburgh this week.The Scottish government-organ­ised meeting – dubbed “red card for discards” – was attended by the fish­ing industry, scientists, environment­alis... Read more...

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