Tag Archives: fishing

Best Practice on Reducing the Amount of Fishing Gear Littering the NE Atlantic

OSPAR has published a scoping study on best practices for the design and recycling of fishing gear as a means to reduce quantities of fishing gear found as marine litter in the North East Atlantic. Both unintentional and intentional loss of fishing gear at sea result in marine litter and negative environmental impacts. The study

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Fishing Industry Safety Group Launches Safety Campaign – #HOMEANDDRY

As part of Commercial fishing and Maritime Safety Week 2020 The Fishing Industry Safety Group has launched a commercial fishing safety campaign – Home and Dry (#HOMEANDDRY). The campaign includes a new website bringing together information on: ILO 188 (Work in Fishing Convention) – which applies to all fishermen working on fishing vessels of any size, with

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The Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities Update for the Inshore Fishing Community

The Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (AIFCA) has produced an update for fishing communities dealing with Covid-19 and its impact on fishing communities and  businesses as well as the work of the IFCAs and other regulatory authorities.  The Update includes a lot of useful information on support for fishing businesses including links to

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Closed – Sustainable Seas Inquiry Launched

  Closed 5 pm on Wednesday 16th May 2018   The Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry on the future of the sea, examining how marine life can be protected from threats such as climate change, overfishing and pollution, and how the Government can create a more sustainable blue economy.   The UK has

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Closed – consultation: Proposed MGN 581 (F) Registration surveys for fishing vessels under 15m

Closes 11:45 p.m. 29th January 2018 The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is consulting on a new system for Registration Surveys for vessels under 15m built before 16th July 2007 which wish to become fishing vessels. Merchant Shipping Notice (MSN) 1871 allows vessels of less than 15m built before 16 July 2007 to be considered by

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Closed – Consultation on Implementation of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention 2007 (ILO 188) into UK Law

Closed 11:45 p.m. on the 12th January 2018 The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Work in Fishing Convention no. 188 (2007) came into force on 16th November 2017. It entitles all fishermen to written terms and conditions of employment (a fisherman’s work agreement) decent accommodation and food, medical care, regulated working time, repatriation, social protection and

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Maritime Affairs & Fisheries News – December 2016

The newsletter from the Maritime Affairs & Fisheries for December has been published and covers the following topics: News Ministers agree on fishing catch limits for 2017 Commission launches call worth €1.5m to promote coastal and maritime tourism The EU engages in the third round of negotiations to prevent unregulated fishing in the Arctic high

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Maritime Affairs & Fisheries News – October 2016

The newsletter from the Maritime Affairs & Fisheries for October has been published and covers the following topics: News Baltic Sea: sustainable fishing quotas set for 2017 Commission proposes deep-sea fishing opportunities ensuring the sustainable exploitation of vulnerable species 3rd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference: Commissioner Vella hands over awards for best Atlantic projects European Maritime Day 2017

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Closed – Survey on Annual Fisheries Statistics by MMO

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) have launched a survey to help fisheries statistics meet the needs of those who use them. The survey aims to collect views of the people who use the statistics which will include questions regarding imports and exports of fish products and the survey will also inform users about the structure and

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Maritime Affairs & Fisheries News – July 2016

The newsletter from the Maritime Affairs & Fisheries for July has been published and covers the following topics: News Your holiday guide to eating F.I.S.H. Commission proposes to lift ‘red card’ from Republic of Guinea after it steps up fight against illegal fishing New, simplified EU programme for fisheries data collection: a milestone towards more robust

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