The Secretary of State for Scotland yesterday visited the north-east to pledge £16 million for the Scottish fishing industry and propose the fight for fishing rights be enshrined in law - but his words failed to convince the region's fisherman.
The responsibility to fight for better fishing rights for the UK after Brexit will be “enshrined in law” under new proposals tabled by the Scottish Secretary.
Crunch talks affecting the future of North Sea fishing seemed to have reached an impasse last night.
There are many exquisite humiliations in the so-called “deal” with the EU that parliament is being asked to endorse on Tuesday – but the essential problem can be boiled down to this: Theresa May’s deal hands the EU the indefinite power to bully and blackmail this country to get whatever it wants in the future negotiations.
Former foreign secretary and arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson has warned the EU will not stop until it has “worked out a way to plunder the waters of Scotland for their fish”.
Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing has written to Michael Gove calling for changes to the UK Fisheries Bill.
A Scottish fishing leader has said Brexit should be an opportunity to rebuild fleets in UK coastal communities, like his home village of Stonehaven.
Concerns that Scottish fishing vessels are being inspected more often than EU boats have been raised by a north-east MSP.
Almost £5 million of European funding has been reeled in for Scotland’s fishing and aquaculture industry.
Oil and gas tycoon Sir Ian Wood has revealed ambitions to transform the north-east as a global adventure destination - and give a boost to key industries such as fishing and hospitality.
The Prime Minister’s de facto deputy has insisted that any deal with the European Union over access to UK fishing waters will not be linked to a broader trade agreement.
European funding totalling almost £5 million will provide “vital” cash to the fishing and aquaculture sector at a time of “great uncertainty”, Rural Economy Minister Fergus Ewing has said.
Nicola Sturgeon has come under fire for failing to sign the Scottish Fishermen’s Association pledge demanding that full control of UK waters is taken back from the EU.
Theresa May has declared that EU trawlers will not have access to UK waters after 2020 unless European leaders sign up to a fair Brexit fishing agreement.
An experienced north-east trawlerman has been fined after being caught using illegal nets.
The EU’s position on a new fisheries deal with the UK is “deeply troubling”, according to a Conservative MP who plans to vote against Theresa May’s deal.
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.
The UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove has predicted a “whopper” post-Brexit boost to the nation’s fishing industry, as he vowed never to forget the “last-minute sell-out” of coastal communities in the original common market negotiations.
A north-east fisherman has taken home the silverware after landing a whopper of a catch.
A defiant Theresa May vowed last night to see the Brexit process through - despite an emerging plot for her to be ousted and a string of ministerial resignations.
Brexiteer Ross Thomson will not send in a letter demanding a vote of no confidence in the prime minister - but said he would find it difficult to back her should the occasion arise.
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.
Theresa May declared last night she believes in the Brexit divorce deal with her “head and heart” as cabinet signed off on the near 600-page plans after an historic five-hour emergency meeting.
Fears are growing that Scotland’s fishing fleet may face a Brexit-fuelled EU backlash at end of year quota talks.
Police and fisheries officers have teamed up to tackle the problem of poaching in north-east rivers.
Stunning photographs documenting the often-tough lives of north-east fishermen have been unveiled in Aberdeen.
The crew of a fishing vessel on which a man died after being dragged overboard were “ill-prepared” for the emergency, an investigation has found.
A group of fishermen have banded together to upgrade facilities at a north-east harbour.
A fisherman has claimed pollution from the Aberdeen bypass has killed thousands of trout in a nearby loch.
A team from the national maritime agency will visit a north-east harbour today amid safety concerns raised by fishermen.
New legislation to improve safety conditions for UK fishing vessel crews will come into force this week.
Fishing industry representatives are to meet with the US ambassador to discuss post-Brexit trade opportunities.