New Guidance on Seabass Measures & New Fisheries Technical Measures14 June 2021
Following the conclusion of fishing negotiations with the EU, Defra has announced in partnership with the MMO new guidance on seabass measures. Defra has also published a news story and details how new measures for all demersal otter trawls and seines in the Celtic Sea mixed fisheries are to be introduced later this year.
Thunnus UK Electronic Tagging 2021: ITT for Tagging Vessel27 May 2021
The University of Exeter and Cefas, with funding in 2021 & 2022 from the EU funded INTERREG FISH-INTEL grant, are continuing their efforts to further knowledge on the spatial ecology and seasonal timings of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus; ABFT) in the waters of the Channel / Manche.
Help from industry needed with cetacean monitoring project17 May 2021
Seascope Fisheries Research Ltd, in conjunction with the NFFO and the Sea Mammal Research Unit, is developing a semi-autonomous and portable camera system to collect data related to the accidental bycatch of protected species such as dolphins, porpoises and seabirds.
MMO Launches Seafood Response Fund9 March 2021
The MMO has announced the launch of the Seafood Response Fund (SRF) that is designed to help UK fishing and shellfish aquaculture businesses that have been affected by the downturn of export and domestic markets for fish and shellfish due to the coronavirus pandemic and/or disruption to seafood exports earlier this year.