News round-up / Police appeal, Lerwick power solution, fishermen’s frustration, scam advice
Marine / Ewing opens national fishing talk-shop in OrkneyQuotas, discards and fleet expansion are themes
Brexit / Momentous times for fishing only two months awayBut changes are expected to be ‘evolutionary’ rather than ‘revolutionary’
Marine / Lerwick harbour reaps benefits of growing tourism and fishingPassenger numbers were up by more than 25 per cent
Marine / Factory trawler detained as Marine Scotland carries out investigation
Marine / Fish quota settlement ‘challenging’
Marine / Fishing quota cuts loom as government prepares for final fisheries council
Marine Scotland defends its boarding policyAgency says it is operating in a ‘fair, balanced and even-handed way’
Politics / Fishermen welcome Brexit fisheries dealThe UK Government has strongly defended the Brexit deal on fisheries saying the “red lines” on fish have been protected.
Councillor challenges Marine Scotland on fishing boat inspectionsEighty five per cent of all at sea inspections are carried out on UK fishing vessels.
Fishing industry rejects extension of Brexit transitionBritain could remain in CFP till 2022 with no say over fisheries.
Updated Fishing industry unhappy with draft Brexit dealMORE favourable trade terms for the UK to access EU markets following Brexit are likely to depend on EU fishing vessels being given continued access to UK waters.
Frustration over the amount of foreign vessels fishing in local watersFishermen leaders say they are powerless until the UK has left the CFP.
Business / Grieg’s fish suffer in the sunThe salmon company reported a loss in the third quarter of 2018.
Business / Fish landings at Scalloway continue while new market is builtSCALLOWAY’s ‘new’ interim fish market is now operational ahead of Shetland Islands Council (SIC) awarding a £5.6 million contract to demolish the old market and build a new state of the art facility at Blacksness Pier.
Business / New fisheries bill introduced to parliamentFISHING leaders have welcomed a new fisheries bill which the UK Government says will bring more powers to Scotland after Brexit.
Court / Fatal fishing inquiry hears conflicting evidenceA FATAL accident inquiry into the death of a fisherman off the west side of Shetland in 2016 has been adjourned after unexpected evidence was revealed on Thursday.
Business / Fishing industry oppose to more time in ‘Brexit waiting room’SUGGESTIONS that the transition period during which Britain is leaving the European Union could be extended by another year to the end of 2021 has been greeted with horror by the fishing industry.
Court / FAI hears evidence into death of fishermanA SIGNIFICANT culture change in crew safety has taken place in at least some fishing boats after the death of a scallop fisherman off the coast of Shetland in 2016.
Business / Research aims to break new ground at the fishingTHIRTY one million pounds sounds like an awful lot of money to spend on a fishing boat, but when you see the new Research, you could not say that money has been squandered.
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