22January 2015

Why the UK needs to protect our deep-sea fishing sector

January 22nd, 2015|Fisheries Science|

Writing in The Guardian on 21 January, Professor Alex Rogers at the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford outlines why he thinks deep-sea trawling should be banned.

He goes into a variety of reasons including the need to protect cold-water corals, sponge fields and unique underwater habits and species. He says that deep-sea fish […]

20January 2015

New Fishing & Oil and Gas Safety initiative

January 20th, 2015|FishSAFE, FLTC, Marine Safety & Training, Offshore & Renewables|

An APP was launched today which will help make life safer for North Sea fishermen with help from the oil and gas industry.

The FishSAFE Companion App will give information about oil and gas equipment on sea bed and surface – ranging from platforms to subsea pipelines – so fishermen can better understand what the object […]

7January 2015

Wide range of challenges facing Scottish fishing industry over the coming year

January 7th, 2015|Discards, Domestic Fisheries Policy, Europe / Common Fisheries Policy, Marine Protected Areas, SFF|

The coming year presents a wide range of challenges for Scottish fishing and it is vital that the industry does not become strangled by increasing regulation and dysfunctional legislation, says the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF).

Key issues ahead include appraisal of how the landing obligation is working for the pelagic sector and setting the ground rules […]