Latest fishing news from the Ajax

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Discards - Invitation to attend consultation workshops - there's one in Newlyn on the 7th of May

Defra are holding a series of workshops around England to raise awareness of public consultations concerning the implementation of reforms to the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and to discuss the proposals with industry. Seafish would like to invite industry to attend these events.

The consultations cover 3 main areas:

The proposed approach to implement the pelagic landing obligation (discard ban) in England, How we can best use the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to support implementation of the reformed CFP, and How we implement changes to the Common Market Organisation (CMO) including the introduction of changes to the fish labelling legislation in England and the introduction of new legislation on marketing standards in England and Wales for fishery and aquaculture products.

George Eustice, Fisheries Minister, "The discard ban is one of the most important changes to fisheries management in the last decade. A key element to making these reforms work in practice will be continuing to work closely with all those affected."

Newlyn, Fishermen's Mission

Richard Caslake
  • Pelagic landing obligation 10.00-11.30
  • EMFF and CMO 11.45-4.15
  • Informal drop in 14.15-15.00

News from the Ajax

We left Newlyn at 6am yday steamed west on a very fine day, looking around the ground today as tide is still to strong for us. No prawn trawlers around the area we prob shoot our gear tonight for Hake before the wind freshens and start hauling some hake tomorrow midday. 

Selective fishing - pollack caught by hook and dive boards

As for today we are looking for some Pollock with hooks and dive boards. 

I will keep in touch during the trip with our hake buyers and hope to land some hake for thurs or fri on the markets depends on how fresh this weather comes on during the week Alan