Scottish public would support restrictions on commercial fishing

THE Scottish public would support restrictions on commercial fishing if it was necessary to protect marine ecology, a new survey has revealed. The poll was commissioned by the Wildlife Trust to examine public attitudes to our coastal waters. It found that a majority of Scots questioned – 87 per cent – placed the conservation of…

Over fishing of herring and mackerel

THE European Commission today adopted a Commission Regulation which provides for the reduction of certain fishing quotas for the UK and Ireland over the period 2007 to 2012. This is in response to overfishing of herring and mackerel quotas during the period 2001 to 2005 and is expected to have “big implications” for this year’s…

fishing trawler which was seized by the Marine Police caught fire

A fishing trawler which was seized by the Marine Police caught fire while it was being towed to Old Goa jetty. Three fire brigades were fighting the fire from two ferry-boats  for three hours till 11.30 pm. Eearlier, a  team of the Goa Marine Police seized a Kerala- registered fishing trawler moving in a suspicious…

Shetland Trawlers Monkfish fight back

THE Shetland Fishermen’s Association has today written to Asda to challenge their decision to stop stocking UK sourced monkfish and have invited them up to Shetland to meet some of the fishermen who catch the fish and one of the foremost scientific experts on monkfish who works at the North Atlantic Fisheries College in Shetland….

Fish Trawler Owners Cry Out Over Fuel Cost

Nigerian Trawler Owners Association (NITOA) has re-iterated its call to the Federal Government to save the Nigerian fishing trawlers from pirates that has made them lose above $60million foreign exchange in recent time. The National President of the Nigerian Trawler Owners Association, Manjit Sadrangani, made this appeal when the body had a dinner for the…

illegal fishing

Commercial fishermen have welcomed an agreement between Australia and Indonesia to take part in joint navy patrols to stop illegal fishing in Australia’s northern waters. State and territory fisheries ministers have also committed to eight new measures to deter illegal fishermen, including a review of penalties and more research. Neil Green from the Queensland Seafood…

4 Japanese fishing boats seizes

Russian authorities seized four Japanese fishing boats in disputed waters off Russia’s Far East over alleged poaching, officials and news reports said on Saturday. The four boats were intercepted and searched by Russian border patrol boats off the Kamchatka peninsula “in the last several days” and have been taken to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskii for further questioning, according…

£1m of taxpayers money was wasted in the decommissioning of NI trawlers

More than £1m of taxpayers money was wasted in the decommissioning of NI trawlers, according to a report. The Audit Office criticised how the Department of Agriculture ran three schemes and the way it decided which boats would be grant-aided. The watchdog found 22 trawler owners each had their grants increased by £40,000, costing taxpayers…

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