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Fish stocks: over half full or under half empty?

Posted by Tom Pickerell, Technical Director on 27 June 2014

This week saw the release of the European Commission's views and intentions for setting fishing opportunities - the levels of Total Allowable Catches (TACs), quotas and fishing effort - in 2015. The actual quotas aren't decided until later in the year but this is an important milest...more

Sea trials on MFV Amity to test the use of plastic grids in a nephrops trawl

Posted by Mike Montgomerie, Gear Technologist on 01 November 2012

Recently Gus Caslake and I spent a week with skipper Jimmy Buchan onboard his trawler MFV Amity in the North Sea testing several different designs of selective grids for nephrops trawls. The project is managed and part funded by Seafish with the remainder of the funding coming from Marin...more

Seafish Insight Blog: Why it's OK to eat North Sea and West of Scotland haddock

Posted by Bill Lart, Sustainability and Data Advisor on 17 March 2017

Since around 2007, spawning stock biomass (SSB) has been above the reference point for maximum sustainable yield (MSY) with fishing mortality being lower than the MSY reference point (the basis for a well-managed sustainable fishery).

During the 2016 stock assessment an error in...more