Industry chiefs hailed the 2017 fish deal as “positive”, saying it would give much-needed stability for the fleet.
Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill has shown “willingness” to help tackle fishing crew shortages off the west coast, Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil said yesterday.
Bertie Armstrong, Scottish Fisherman's Association chief executive, writes for The P&J.
Days-at-sea curbs on Scotland’s fishing fleet have been consigned to history after MEPs sounded the death knell.
The opportunities and challenges of Brexit were in the spotlight at a meeting of the North East Scotland Fisheries Development Partnership in Aberdeen yesterday.
Fishing industry chiefs last night urged the Scottish Government to “work closely” with Westminster to secure the best possible Brexit outcome for the fleet.
Industry stalwart Ian Gatt has taken over as the new president of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) as it ramps up pressure on Holyrood and Westminster to deliver a good Brexit result for the fleet.
European fishing chiefs have delivered their annual proposals for catch “opportunities” for the following year.
Industry chiefs have claimed the value of UK fishermen's catch could double after Brexit "in an ideal world".
The Scottish Government and EU have delivered a £4million-plus boost to fishing industry projects around the country.
Fishing Minister Fergus Ewing has called for fair play over pay for workers employed by Scotland’s catch sector.
An environment group’s target of shutting off 30% of the world’s oceans to fishing by 2030 has sparked outrage from an industry body.
Scottish fishing chiefs have warned Brexit negotiators not to concede access to UK fishing grounds as part of any deal.
Holyrood says Scotland will miss out on at least £60million of vital funding amid continuing uncertainty over the future of European Union fishing industry support.
The value of fish landed at Peterhead during 2016 is expected to smash through the £100million barrier this month.
New proposals from fishing chiefs in Brussels aim to deliver “a sustainable and profitable” management plan for a swathe of the North Sea.
Fishing chiefs are facing up to the reality of what many in their industry had hoped for from the EU referendum.
Quota cuts, a Russian ban on EU seafood imports and other problems faced by the pelagic fleet have led to a sharp slump in Scottish fish landings.
Brexit group Business for Britain (BfB) is urging Scottish trawlermen to back the UK quitting the EU in June’s referendum.
Fishers have been urged by the Scottish Government to “respond positively to" the discard ban and help stop the wastage of enough catch to feed 2million people.
A think-tank has been criticised for showing “a complete lack of understanding” of fisheries management in a new report shaming the UK, Denmark and Spain for mismanaging their seas.
The Scottish Government was last night accused of tactics “verging on the cynical” after it launched a fresh consultation on controversial management measures for marine protected areas (MPAs) off the west coast.
A “behind doors” deal at the fish talks in Brussels provoked an angry reaction from industry.
Scotland’s fishing fleet can only benefit from the success of tough new policies to combat fish fraud across Europe, industry chiefs said yesterday.
A record £514million catch and big jump in landings in 2014 highlights the importance of the Scottish fishing fleet to the economy and fragile coastal communities, industry chiefs said yesterday.thurs
Scotland’s fishing industry is getting cash from a new fund before its official launch in an attempt to avert a crisis.
Industry chiefs will meet Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead on Monday to convey their anger over new management measures for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), which they say threaten the future of inshore fisheries off the west coast of Scotland.
The prospect of higher quotas for several key Scottish fish stocks in 2016 was welcomed by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) yesterday.
Angry west coast inshore fishers want an “urgent” meeting with Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead to discuss the likely impact of Marine Protected Area (MPA) management measures.
Scotland's fishing industry is growing in confidence again after years of savage cuts to quotas and days at sea.
It is “unacceptable” for Scotland’s fishing industry to have to shoulder the cost of transporting and getting rid of unwanted catch it has to land under the new discard ban, bosses said last night.
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