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”..
North Sea herring has been given the thumbs up by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the body behind a highly-prized certification scheme, amid an ongoing furore over haddock.
New industry figures show UK sales of British seafood, much of it from Scotland, grew at their highest rate for four years during the 2016 festive season.
A project aimed at saving lives at sea has distributed around 3,500 pieces of vital safety kit to Scottish fishers.
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.
The health of key Scottish fishing stocks is closely linked to the type and quality of the seabed, new research findings have confirmed.
North America’s largest seafood trade showcase has been hailed as a big success for the Scottish firms on a mission to grow their exports across the Atlantic.
Scottish fishing chief Mike Park has warned the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) it could face legal action over its controversial haddock claims.
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.
Scotland’s fishing fleet would be given new targets for landings into the country’s ports under plans being considered by the Scottish Government.
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.
The north-east has netted a £4million-plus boost to the economy in the latest round of EU and Scottish Government fisheries funding.
A fishing industry campaign group has warned there is a danger of foreign boats ending up with “back door” access to UK coastal waters unless a decades-old treaty is “denounced”.
Celebrity fisherman Jimmy Buchan has taken on a new role supporting the Scottish Seafood Association (SSA) and its 70-strong membership.
UK consumers have a growing appetite for Scottish seafood and any efforts to encourage this trend can only help the industry after Brexit, Seafish boss Marcus Coleman said yesterday.
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.
Scots Tory MEP Ian Duncan, has called for an immediate halt to all work on the multi-annual North Sea fisheries plan.
Scottish fishing chiefs have called for an “urgent” review of Faroese access to EU waters amid growing fears of a unilateral quota grab by the Nordic island nation.
Scottish lobsters and crabs have been given extra protection under new conservation measures announced by the Scottish Government yesterday.
Russia’s ban on mackerel and other seafood imports from the European Union continued to hurt northern isles’ processor Shetland Catch in its last full trading year.
Shetland’s white-fish market has enjoyed its biggest yearly volumes in nearly three decades.
UK Fishing Minister George Eustice has insisted there is no chance of fishing rights being traded away in Brexit negotiations with the European Union.
A bumper £47million bonus for Scotland’s fishing fleet has arrived in time for Christmas after two days of quota talks in Brussels.
Scotland’s fishing industry will benefit from deals expected to deliver additional catch opportunities worth around £45million following annual quota talks in Brussels.
Growing confidence in the future of Scottish fishing has led to a £250million investment in new boats.
Scottish marine scientists have secured up to £1.73million of funding to develop a new system for collecting and analysing data from the inshore fishing fleet.
Scottish fishers have played a key role in new rules to curb deep-sea trawling, an industry chief said yesterday.
Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill has shown “willingness” to help tackle fishing crew shortages off the west coast, Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil said yesterday.
Scottish fishing industry representatives are meeting Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill today to discuss crew shortages off the west coast amid growing fears about a tightening-up of the rules for migrant workers.
In my 40 years in the industry, I have never seen so much optimism and positivity in fishing as we are currently enjoying.