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    'We will have NOTHING' Dutch fishermen beg UK for sea access as EU counts cost of Brexit

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/831...fishing-waters

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    Scottish fishing wants ideas and opportunities

    http://fiskerforum.dk/en/news/b/scot...-opportunities

    Applications and proposals are wanted by Fisheries Innovation Scotland (FIS) for its latest set of research and development projects. These include a Fisheries Innovation Award Competition, a bursary to help career development within the fishing industry and a feasibility study into self-sampling in the pelagic sector.

    FIS Executive Director, Richard Slaski is particularly enthusiastic about the potential these awards may bring.

    ‘The innovation award is our newest initiative and we are very excited about it. We know there are bright ideas floating around, and it’s the nature of our industry that people are innovative,’ he said.

    The first of what is hoped will be an annual Fisheries Innovation Award Competition is open to individuals or organisations and it’s free. The competition judges will be looking for innovation in reducing the cost of catching fish/shellfish and in improving the quality and value of the catch.

    ‘We can’t hope to know all of what is out there, but we would like to think we can harness some of this novel thinking for the benefit of the wider fishing sector. Then there’s another aspect to this, and that’s to provide an avenue towards further investment in the best ideas. It’s often the case that good ideas get no further because of a lack of investment,’ Richard Slaski said.

    ‘So we have a double objective, firstly to bring out the ideas and secondly to potentially find an avenue for additional support. The FIS Board has a real willingness to take the right kind of ideas further.’

    Entrants to the competition will not have to conduct costly and extensive new trials, although they will have to produce sufficient evidence to demonstrate that their idea is practical. The closing date is 31st October. The winning entry will receive 15,000, with second and third prizes of 10,000 and 5000.

    Following a previous successful FIS initiative that funded young fishermen to take up international placements, the Fisheries International Study Bursary has widened the potential participation to encourage career development of those working in or with the commercial fishing industry including, catching, processing, supply chains, NGOs, academia and other areas.

    Individuals must have identified an international study or networking opportunity that could further their development or care. There is no set budget for the bursary as it will vary depending on location and travel costs.

    ‘One of our ambitions is to encourage a new generation of skilled and able people to take the Scottish seafood industry forward. Career development is crucial in this respect and we believe that this opportunity to study how fisheries are managed and organised in other parts of the world will help the next generation develop their careers,’ commented FIS Scotland chairman John Goodlad.

    Self-sampling study

    The third FIS funding announcement calls for proposals for a feasibility study on an industry self-sampling programme for the pelagic sector. The project recognises that data collected by the fishing industry is now more important than ever as other research institute and state-funded efforts are facing reductions in funds and capacity. Data collected at sea and onshore by the industry itself has the potential of enhancing the quality of catch and biological information necessary for improved stock assessment and real-time management.

    ‘This pelagic project is innovative insofar as it is integrating data collected by fishermen into the scientific assessment process,’ John Goodland said, adding that this project will be delivered in partnership with the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association. The closing date for proposals is 15th September.

    ‘If, as we believe, this project is successful then it could become a template for other projects in other fisheries.’

    ‘FIS is a unique organisation in two respects. It is, firstly, funded from both the public and private sectors and, secondly, its focus is solely on how the sustainability of Scottish fisheries can be improved through innovation. The project and awards we have just announced recognise that there is considerable expertise within the industry that with a little help can be brought to bear on the issues facing the industry today.’

    Further information and application forms are available from Fisheries Innovation Scotland. http://www.fiscot.org

    Source: FIS Scotland

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    Simon Collins: Our maritime communities are on the verge of spectacular revival due 
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    http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion...exit-1-4520133

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    Brexit: Gove confirms foreign access to UK fishing grounds

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    On our terms NOT the EU's thankfully

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    UK government under fire on Danish access pledge

    http://fiskerforum.dk/en/news/b/uk-g...-access-pledge

    UK media have been sharing comments made by Environment Secretary Michael Gove during a visit to Denmark, quoting Gove’s having told Jyllands Posten that following the UK’s departure from the EU, Danish vessels will retain access to UK waters.

    Opposition parties have criticised the government for what they call its confused stance, while DEFRA defended its boss, stating that the intention had always been there to allow other nations access to UK territorial waters.

    Michael Gove is reported to have told Danish industry leaders that the UK does not have the capacity to catch and process all the fish in UK waters, so neighbouring nations will continue to be allowed access.

    Jyllands Posten quoted Niels Wichmann of the Danish Fishermen’s Association as saying that the announcement is a logical one, but positive, although it was a surprise that it has come so early in the process.

    In a bizarre media furore and an angry flurry of Twitter responses, both sides of the divide, from both the remain camp and the hard-line Brexit side, have weighed in to criticise Michael Gove’s comments to the Danish industry.

    The hard-right Daily Express made the furious claim that Michael Gove has ‘undermined the future livelihoods of British fishermen by promising the Danes access to UK waters even after Britain has left the European Union.’

    ‘Michael Gove has said that British waters would continue to be fished by EU trawlers post-Brexit,’ stated a spokesman for the Liberal Democrats.

    ‘Gove made his experiences of the fishing industry growing up in Aberdeen a major reason for his support for Brexit. Yet another lie of the Leave campaign has been exposed by the Environment Secretary. Michael Gove chose to put stopping EU fishing in British waters front and centre of his campaign to leave the EU, yet is now telling Danish fishermen the opposite.’

    SNP MP Angus MacNeil tweeted: ‘Michael Gove was in Denmark. Seems a bit different to time he was in Aberdeen?’ while Scottish MEP Alyn Smith commented: ‘Anyone who voted to leave the EU over fishing has every right to feel betrayed and angry. And it hasn't started yet.’

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    Is it any wonder why Aaron Brown cannot get a seat at the table with government ministers when he goes off on one like this....

    Fishermen slam Michael Gove over 'flabbergasting' comments

    http://news.sky.com/story/fishermen-...ments-10973931

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    Eustice sets out Brexit agenda

    http://fiskerforum.dk/en/news/b/eust...-brexit-agenda



    Fisheries Minister, George Eustice, and a team of senior DEFRA officials used the Cornish FPO’s recent annual general meeting to provide an update on preparations to leave the CFP.

    According to the NFFO, a packed meeting was attended by a cross-section of the CFPO and NFFO’s diverse membership in the South West.

    The Minister was clear that when the UK leaves the EU, under international law, responsibility for managing fisheries within the UK EEZ will fall to the UK.

    He stated that his aim is to secure an ambitious Brexit for fisheries “but with a soft landing”, meaning that non-UK vessels fishing in UK waters would be treated in a decent, fair and honourable way. Equally, it was made clear that the access conditions for non-UK vessels to fish within the UK zone would in future be determined by the UK, again in line with international law, and following discussions with the EU.

    The Minister was sanguine about the trade deal that would eventually emerge from the Brexit negotiations on the grounds that both the EU and UK ultimately needed a good trading relationship with as few barriers as possible.

    The Minister was keen to make clear that in moving to achieve the UK’s objectives, it would be important to prioritise and to ensure a smooth transition. It would not be in anybody’s interest to have a chaotic departure from the EU. The media, naturally tended to focus on conflict, but the aim was to make the shift as seamless as possible without losing sight of ultimate objectives.

    He also stated that there is no intention of overturning the domestic quota system at this critical juncture,when there are so many other important issues at stake, although he was always open to look at various options for the future. The need to maintain a facility for international quota swaps was also stressed, although this would also be determined by the rebalancing of quota shares to reflect the resources in UK waters.

    George Eustice said that the political significance of fishing within Brexit was underlined by the fact that the Fisheries Bill is only one of seven new bills outlined in the Queen’s speech. It will be necessary and important for the UK to have the ability to determine access conditions and quotas from day one after Brexit.

    Source: NFFO

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    'Flag of convenience': Anger at loophole allowing EU trawlers to fish in UK waters

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/841...K-waters-video

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