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Scottish Government backs trade sanctions against Faroe Islands over herring 'overfishing' dispute

Scottish Government backs trade sanctions against Faroe Islands over herring 'overfishing' dispute | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
THE islands' government has set its own fishing quota more than three times larger than its earlier share, leading to the sanctions on their fish products.
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No cod cuts hailed a 'good deal'

No cod cuts hailed a 'good deal' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A deal between the EU and Norway that will result in no cut to this year's cod quota is welcomed by Scotland's Fisheries Minister.
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'Early victory' in EU fish talks

'Early victory' in EU fish talks | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish government is claiming an early victory at annual fish quota talks in Brussels.
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MSPs Visit Aberdeenshire, Montrose as Part of Fishing Reform Scrutiny

MSPs Visit Aberdeenshire, Montrose as Part of Fishing Reform Scrutiny | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND, UK - The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee visited Aberdeenshire and Montrose as part of their scrutiny of the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill, which is set to reform both wild and farmed fisheries.
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'Radical change' needed for fishing - ic Scotland.co.uk

The current fishing industry system needs "radical change" according to the Scottish Government's fisheries secretary.

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Activists call for Fisheries Bill to help wild waters

New legislation provides the chance to reform Scotland’s fish farming industry, environmental campaigners have said.
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Mackerel sanction plan is adopted

Mackerel sanction plan is adopted | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The European Parliament votes for a range of sanctions against Iceland and the Faroe Islands over the long-running mackerel dispute.
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Aquaculture and Fisheries Consultation Published

Aquaculture and Fisheries Consultation Published | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND, UK - Analysis of the consultation on proposals for the introduction of an Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill, which received 1,342 responses, has been published.
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Fresh finance for Hebridean education centre

Fresh finance for Hebridean education centre | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
WELCOME to fishnewseu.com, a dynamic way of bringing fish news to you from an ever-changing seafood scene.
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Stewart comments on current affairs: A chance for common sense

Over the years that I have been writing these columns, the need for fundamental reform of the utterly failed Common Fisheries Policy has been a recurring theme. I have written in the past about the moves that are underway to secure just that reform, with the fundamental nature of the CFP currently up for negotiation in Europe.

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Iceland dismisses mackerel sanctions

Iceland dismisses mackerel sanctions | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The fishing industry in Iceland is shrugging off the prospect of European trade sanctions if it continues to over-fish one of Scotland's most valuable stocks.
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EU-Norway fish talks

EU-Norway fish talks | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Round two fishing talks between the EU and Norway have concluded without a bilateral agreement being reached on how shared stocks will be fished.
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Scottish Skippers Discuss Industry Challenges with Minister

Scottish Skippers Discuss Industry Challenges with Minister | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND, UK - A group of skippers visited the Scottish Parliament last week, to discuss with Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead the challenges of working in the industry.
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Parasite kills hundreds of tonnes of fish across the Western Isles

THE spread of disease in fish farms across the Western Isles has resulted in hundreds of tonnes of salmon being killed, fishermen have warned.
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Law 'can reform fisheries industry'

Law 'can reform fisheries industry' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

New legislation provides the chance to reform Scotland's fish farming industry, environmental campaigners have said.

 

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Moray man will highlight threat to Speyside fisheries in appeal to MSPs

Moray man will highlight threat to Speyside fisheries in appeal to MSPs | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Farmed fish could pose a threat to the future health of wild trout and salmon on Moray rivers.
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Stewart Stevenson MSP's news updates: Stevenson Welcomes Fisheries Agreement

Stewart Stevenson MSP's news updates: Stevenson Welcomes Fisheries Agreement | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Stewart Stevenson, SNP MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, has welcomed the news that the EU has reached an agreement with the Danish Presidency on a comprehensive sanctions regime for fleets engaging in irresponsible fishing practices.

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Concern over mackerel sanctions

Concern over mackerel sanctions | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish government urges European ministers not to drag their heels over sanctions to protect mackerel stocks.
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