THE Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), supported by the National Maritime Information Centre (NMIC), is monitoring vessels that have visited ports in countries where the Ebola virus (Viral Haemorrhagic Fever) is present and where their subsequent voyage plans indicate they intend to transit through UK waters or stop at UK ports.
EXPERIMENTS at Norwegian food research institute Nofima suggest that a certain type of algae can fully replace fish oil in feed used for small salmon.
SCOTTISH fishermen have welcomed last night's decision at the European Fish Council in Luxembourg to give the fishing fleet the facility to bank up to 25 per cent of this year's mackerel quota so as to mitigate the impact of Russian trade sanctions.
AFTER the EU agreed to allow fishermen to 'bank' up to 25 per cent of 2014 quota, up from the standard 10 per cent, and roll it over for use in 2015 to mitigate the effects of the Russian trading ban, politicians backed the move.
SCOTLAND'S Fishing Minister Richard Lochhead has stressed the importance of innovative fisheries management and urged a 'level playing field' on enforcement to ensure the success of the historic discard ban.