• Norwegian haddock quota cut; price rise expected

    THE PRICE of haddock is expected to rise after cuts to fishing quotas in Norway were confirmed, due to low Barents Sea stock levels.   Imports from Norway make up around 50% of all haddock bought in to Britain, but… Read More

  • Wild sea bass levels at lowest level in years

    ACCORDING TO the latest assessment by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the levels of wild sea bass have dropped to its lowest in years.   Experts have warned that spawning stocks have decreased by 32%… Read More

  • Industry challenges skate and ray sustainability reporting

    THE UK fishing industry has challenged a report from the University of Salford which suggests that some skate and ray sold in Britain are from declining species.   Supported by Seafish and The Shark Trust the industry has come together… Read More

  • Political stand-off reflected in fresh sustainability ratings for the nation’s favourite pelagic fish

    ONLY MACKEREL caught by the best method is given revised ‘fish to eat’ rating by the Marine Conservation Society.   The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has refined its ratings for mackerel to help consumers better differentiate between the various fisheries… Read More

  • No return for the mack?

    FEARS OF overfishing may put mackerel’s comeback on hold as customers face a tough choice between eating healthily and sustainably.   What a difference two years make. This time in 2011, mackerel was riding on the crest of a wave… Read More

  • Concern over mackerel stock

    THE SCOTTISH Government is becoming increasingly “frustrated” by the continued over-fishing of the mackerel stock by Iceland and the Faroes.   Scientific advice points to the need for a cut in quota Scottish Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead said the two… Read More