Fishing and energy firms could bear the brunt of a £15 million bill if new marine nature reserves are created off the west and north-east coasts, it has emerged.
Boris Johnson vowed that access to UK fishing waters will not be used as a Brexit bargaining chip when he visited Scotland for the first time as prime minister yesterday.
The Scottish Government yesterday rejected fishing leaders’ calls for a dedicated fisheries minister to be brought into Nicola Sturgeon’s Cabinet.
Fergus Ewing has said Brexit poses a major risk to fish processing as he warned the loss of its EU workforce would threaten the industry’s future.
Fishing leaders have vowed to keep fighting to break free from the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) as they warned Brexit uncertainty threatened their departure from the hated EU arrangement.
Scottish fishermen’s leaders have written to all 650 MPs in a “heartfelt” plea for them to recognise the benefits of leaving the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
Fishing industry leaders have warned there could be "three to six months of turbulence" for fishermen after a no-deal Brexit.
Theresa May has declared access to UK fishing waters will not be traded away to EU states amid accusations her proposed Brexit deal is “another Tory sell-out” of the industry.
Scottish Conservatives led by David Mundell have warned Theresa May they cannot support a Brexit deal that fails to restore “complete control and full sovereignty” over UK fishing waters.
UK government claims new Fisheries Bill could deliver additional £540 million a year and 5,000 jobs to the industry
Environment Secretary Michael Gove will today launch a new Fisheries Bill, described as a “major milestone” in delivering the UK Government’s pledge to take back control of British waters after Brexit.
New figures have revealed that fishermen face a risk of death six times higher than the most dangerous jobs on land, confirming the profession as the UK’s “most fatal”.
A think-tank has claimed quotas will still be needed for the UK fishing sector after Brexit.
An SNP politician claims a leaked paper shows the Tories want to “trade away our fishermen’s rights” in Brexit negotiations.
Ruth Davidson and Michael Gove have teamed up to call for the UK to leave the common fisheries policy (CFP) when post-Brexit.
Furious fishermen have criticised draft EU guidelines on a post-Brexit fisheries arrangement, which calls for EU access to UK waters to be maintained.
Scottish fishing chiefs and their call for a nine-month “bridge” to adapt to life after Brexit received a sympathetic hearing from a Tory peer yesterday.
Travel chaos prevented Scottish fishing chiefs and tens of thousands of other passengers reaching their destinations yesterday.
Some of the aspects of Brexit have become a little clearer in the days leading up to this week’s December Council of EU fisheries ministers.
Scottish fishing chiefs last night urged the governments in London and Edinburgh to support its plan for a nine-month “bridge” after March 2019 to smooth the exit from the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
Scottish fishing chiefs insisted yesterday the sustainable harvesting of stocks would remain a key priority for the industry after the UK leaves the EU.
The Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF) said yesterday it welcomed the appointment of Michael Gove as the new secretary of state for the environment, food and rural affairs.
The Scottish Conservatives say fishing communities will “not be fooled" by SNP general-election candidates who try to keep them onside by signing a Brexit pledge.
SNP MPs have been accused of "hypocrisy" on Europe after signing a pledge that would protect fishermen by keeping Scotland out of the EU.
A new report into the health of EU fish stocks has been hailed as proof that decades of industry self-sacrifice have restored fisheries to “greatness”..
Scottish fishing chiefs took the opportunity in the final hours before the triggering of Article 50 to hammer home their demands for their sector to be wholly under UK control after Brexit.
Fishing industry chiefs have warned they would "react savagely" to any attempt to use rights of access to UK waters as a bargaining chip in the Brexit negotiations.
Scottish fishing chiefs yesterday called for a conservation group to retract “false” claims about the state of North Sea and west coast haddock stocks.
Scotland’s favourite fish has taken a battering of a different kind in a conservation group’s new guide to seafood species to eat and avoid.
Fishing industry chiefs last night urged the UK and Scottish governments to work together to seize the "opportunity" offered by Brexit.
Nigel Farage will team up with former UK Government minister Owen Paterson for the launch of Fishing For Leave’s Brexit manifesto in London today.
Most of Scotland’s key fish stocks have increased in size in recent years, while levels of exploitation have fallen significantly, a new report says.
On-board cameras are “no more than a sideshow” to the more pressing challenge of implementing the ban on fish discards at sea, industry chiefs said yesterday.