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Seasonal Clyde Cod Spawning Closure (14 February – 30 April) includes new measures to strengthen stock recovery

13th January 2022

Measures to protect spawning cod in the Firth of Clyde for the past 20 years will continue in 2022 and 2023, through the seasonal closure (between 14 February and 30 April) of the area to fishers.

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Bilateral agreement on fish stocks reached between EU and UK

23rd December 2021

UK-EU negotiations have now concluded, with agreement on key shared stocks in the North Sea and West of Scotland sea basins, as well as other coastal waters around the UK.

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Less than one month to go until new export requirements!

22nd December 2021

Businesses planning to export fishery and aquaculture products for human consumption to the European Union (EU) and Northern Ireland (NI) now have less than a month to go before new requirements come into force from 15 January 2022.

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Outcome of UK and Norway bilateral consultations

22nd December 2021

Agreed records on both access and quota exchanges of fish stocks between Norway and the UK in 2022 have been signed, following consultations between both nations in recent weeks.

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Trilateral fisheries negotiations conclude

10th December 2021

The trilateral fisheries negotiations between UK, the EU and Norway have concluded with quotas agreed for a number of shared stocks.

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Last chance to take part in our fisheries and climate change survey

23rd November 2021

UPDATE: The deadline to complete the survey has been extended to Tuesday 7 December. If you have an interest in Scottish fisheries and haven’t yet responded please complete the survey at There is one week left to take part in our survey to help us understand how ready the Scottish fishing sector is to…

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Trio of young fishers receive funding boost

19th November 2021

To coincide with World Fisheries Day we are putting three young fishermen in the spotlight who have each benefitted from a £50,000 grant from the £14 million Marine Fund Scotland to help buy fishing boats.

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Outcome of the 2021 annual meeting of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission

18th November 2021

The annual meeting of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) took place 9-12 November, with parties agreeing a number of proposals which aim to ensure the conservation and optimum utilisation of fishery resources in the NEAFC Regulatory Area.

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Cabinet Secretary announces new blue carbon initiative at international conference

12th November 2021

Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon announces the Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge, which will provide funding for up to five projects in 2022, at an international Blue Carbon Conference in Edinburgh.

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Scottish Government welcomes improvements for langoustine sector

10th November 2021

The Scottish Government has published its response to the Scottish Nephrops Working Group report, which it commissioned to help the nephrops (langoustine) sector identify and deal with the challenges brought on from coronavirus and Brexit.

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